Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) temporary relocations

Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) staff and services will commence temporary relocations during February and March to support asbestos removal, carpet replacement and air conditioner works on site at AZRI.

Goodbye asbestos. AZRI main offices, Alice Springs

Due to the age of many buildings and facilities in the Northern Territory, building materials containing asbestos are present in many locations. Asbestos is not dangerous unless crumbed to release the fibres.

Asbestos removal has been approved for buildings at AZRI, in line with the Northern Territory Government policy to remove all asbestos from government buildings.

To facilitate the safe removal of the asbestos, all staff in affected buildings will temporarily relocate while the asbestos removal takes place. Carpet replacement will commence once asbestos removal is finished. Concurrently, a new energy efficient air conditioning system will be built and installed. It is anticipated that the temporary locations will remain in place until Spring 2018.

There will be no interruption to online library resources with library staff available to help with literature searches and document delivery from external sources. During the works period access to print material and serial collections will be limited however, resources can be sourced and borrowed from other libraries if needed.

The Library Services team are available to help find a solution during the interim so please contact them directly to discuss your needs.

Below you will find information on where you can find AZRI staff and services.

For more information phone 8951 8102 or email

​Water Laboratory
Phone: 08 8951 8110

Relocating: Monday 26 February 2018
House 1 Arid Zone Research Institute
519 South Stuart Highway Alice Springs

All services will continue to be available.

​Farm managers and staff
Phone: 08 8951 8111

Relocating: Monday 26  February 2018
AZRI and Old Man Plains staff

Will remain on AZRI but will be housed at the Farm Office, near the farm sheds.

​Northern Territory Geological Survey and Mining Compliance teams
Phone: 08 8951 8111

Relocating: Monday 5 March 2018
Anangu House - Level 1
44 Bath Street Alice Springs

Regional Management Services
Plant Industry Development
Livestock Industry Development
Biosecurity and Animal Welfare
Bushfood Officer

Phone: 08 89518111

Relocating: Monday 5 March 2018
Alice Plaza  - Tenancy 2 Mezzanine Floor
Todd Mall Alice Springs

Last updated: 20 September 2019


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