The final Kambri booking fees policy sees a dramatic drop in prices for student associations, clubs, societies, ANU departments and colleges to use some spaces in Kambri.
After weeks of student run forums, revelations of exorbitant booking fees that clubs and societies were considered subject to in a draft booking document and SRC motions, clubs and societies will be able to use many of the spaces in Kambri for free.
The document creates seven categories of hiring. Student associations, clubs and societies fall into Category 4. The other categories include ANU teaching, priority academic, ANU functions, not-for-profit and major partners, commercial hires, exclusive venue booking and anchor users.
Student associations, clubs, societies, ANU departments and colleges will be granted free use for meetings and small events in the ‘Public Realm’, which includes the Lawn, University Ave, the Lane and the Amphitheatre. Furthermore, these groups will have free access to teaching rooms in the Marie Reay Teaching Centre. The ‘Superfloor’ will also be permitted for free use if a group has more than 100 confirmed attendees. This is all subject to booking with the Precinct Management team and compliance with the usual Functions on Campus procedures.
However, if a club wanted to run a ticketed event, such as a ball in the space, they would fall under either Category 3, receiving a 20 percent discount on the ordinary fee, or Category 5, paying the full fee, depending on the nature of the event.
The only costs that clubs and societies could incur would be cleaning fees. For teaching spaces this would be a $150 charge, and a $300 charge for the Superfloor. These cleaning fees would only be applied if food and beverage was at the event, or if deemed necessary due to excess rubbish by the management team.
The Category 4 free waiver does not apply to spaces in the Kambri Cultural Centre.
Notably, the ANU Hall Revues, College Revues, and all theatre groups have been added to the list of ‘Anchor Users’ alongside the ANU Film Group and National University Theatre Society. The ANU Film Group will be granted free use of the cinema for their weekly film screenings. Furthermore, theatre groups and revues will be granted a discounted price for use of the Drama Theatre in the Kambri Cultural Centre: $250 per day or $1000 per week.
A student forum will be held on the 13th of May where students will be able to discuss the policy and other issues relating to Kambri. Furthermore, there will be a review of this policy in six months’ time to assess whether the needs of the ANU community are being met.