Update on the ANU Recovery Plan

Update from the Vice-Chancellor
6 October 2020

Dear colleagues

I hope you all had a restful long weekend and got to enjoy some well-deserved downtime.

I wanted to quickly update you on the next steps for the ANU Recovery Plan. As you know, stage one consultations have now closed. I want to thank everyone who provided feedback, comments and questions. We held more than 20 town hall forums, received more than 140 pieces of feedback, and responded to over 900 questions raised during the town hall forums or sent via the ANU Recovery website.

This feedback has been incredibly valuable and this Thursday (8 October), we will release a paper which summarises the suggestions and questions we received, as well as which options we're exploring and which options we may be unable to pursue.

Next Tuesday (13 October), we will release an updated version of the ANU Recovery Plan, incorporating feedback and suggestions we received from our community. This will be our overarching plan to reach the financial savings we need to make in coming years. This plan will be complemented by local area proposals which will also be released next Tuesday. This will also mark the commencement of our second stage of community consultation.

We originally hoped to release these proposed plans this week, however we are keen to incorporate as much of the feedback and suggestions we can from stage one consultations and also consider tonight's Federal Budget, so we need a couple more days to work on the University and local area proposed plans. We think it is the right move and one that will ensure that our plans are informed by the voices, perspectives and insights of the entire ANU community.

Finally, I want to take the opportunity to remind you all that I will be holding a town hall forum next Tuesday at 2pm. I encourage you all to attend and you can register here.

Once again I thank you all for your input, patience and resilience as we all work together to meet the most significant challenge in our University's history. Your response is a testament to what makes ANU and our community so great.



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