Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.80
Liaison Corey Peterson
Submission Date June 2, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of Tasmania
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.86 / 2.00 Sustainability Team
UTAS
Infrastructure Services and Development
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area:
654.26 Hectares

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 0 Hectares
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 50.34 Hectares
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 8.28 Hectares
Total area of managed grounds 58.62 Hectares

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:

Excluded areas are:
- All buildings, carparks, pathways and hardstands. Only green space areas measurements have been used.
- Agricultural experimental areas
- Approx. 62ha of bushland at the University Reserve that are not actively managed by the University
- Hobart CBD buildings, which do not have grounds to be maintained
- The following areas for which currently ground maintenance is not the University's responsibility: Inveresk Campus; Rural Clinical School; West Park Campus; mainland properties (except Rozelle Campus, Sydney)
- Taroona properties, as GIS data for these sites is not available yet. The overall area size of these sites will make very minimal difference to the overall UTAS calculations already provided.


Percentage of grounds managed organically:
0

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
85.88

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Grounds maintenance areas and excluded grounds provided by the University's Contracted Services Administrator (Grounds and Maintenance).
Note that the large difference between the total campus are and the area that is managed with conventional/IPM/organic methods is explained by the areas excluded as listed above.
Latest area assessment conducted in early 2022.

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