Capital Works Projects

Avondale College of Higher Education has a more than 120-year history. We're proud of this history and of the infrastructure that's a tangible example of it. But time takes a toll—the maintenance of our buildings and infrastructure is ongoing and costly. Giving to our capital works projects helps maintain, improve or restore our historical capital assets and develop new assets, which provides the best possible facilities for our staff members and students.

Avondale Conservatorium

Refurbish A Piano


The 6-foot, 7-inch Yamaha C5 Conservatory Collection Grand Piano in Music Hall is the workhorse of the Conservatorium of Music at Avondale College of Higher Education. It is a well-used tool for chamber recital performances, student practice, ensemble rehearsals, lectures and piano teaching. Purchased new more than 20 years ago, the piano needs refurbishment. A new set of hammers and key bed bushings and extensive regulation will cost $7500.
This project is 25 per cent funded.

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Discipline of Humanities and Creative Arts

Kickstart A Clinic


Giving to the Avondale Counselling Clinic helps senior students offer a low-cost, community-based mental health service. Your donation will subsidise operating expenses as the clinic begins developing an income stream. Ensuring the viability of the clinic gives final-year Bachelor of Arts students studying a specialisation in counselling the best opportunity to complete one of their internships in the community. This will partially address the inverse correlation between socio-economic status and measures of mental health. The clinic needs a budget of $10,000 to begin operating.
This project currently accepts donations only by cash/credit card, cheque or direct debit.

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Funded Projects


Avondale Business School

Refurbishment of collaborative learning and information centre for Lake Macquarie campus students.


Avondale Conservatorium

Restoration of Zuckermann Concert V Harpsichord with new, cleaned and strengthened parts.

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Avondale College Church

Construction of pitched roof to protect Avondale’s premier performance and worship venue.


Avondale Conservatorium

Restoration of historic Music and Greer Halls on the Lake Macquarie campus.

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