Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams have marked the start of work on the $8.3 million Lake Cathie Public School.
Attending a sod-turning ceremony at the school’s site at Lake Cathie today, Mr Piccoli said he was delighted to see construction begin on the school which will serve the Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills communities.
“The Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills communities have advocated for a school in this area for many of years now, and their work has shown the supportive nature of their community. I am sure the hard work and determination of the community serve the operation of the new school and its role as a community hub very well,” Mr Piccoli said.
“I look forward very much to seeing the project completed and students coming through the gates on Day One, Term One next year.”
Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the school will have capacity for up to 250 students.
“The new Lake Cathie school will have 10 classrooms and other facilities will include a library, school hall and canteen.
“Construction work will also include the building of an administration building, staff facilities, games and assembly courts, a covered outdoor learning area, a sports field, and a car park.
“The school will include the latest principles of energy efficiency and ecological sustainability, with natural ventilation and lighting, water recycling and efficient heating and cooling,” Mrs Williams said.
“I have long been a supporter of a school for the Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills area, and I thank Adrian Piccoli for his ongoing commitment to both this project and our community.
“Since the election of the NSW Liberal & Nationals Government, more than $17 million of school infrastructure and maintenance works have been announced in the Port Macquarie electorate.
“Port Macquarie has benefited greatly from the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model for schools, which has seen almost $1million in additional funding for the Port Macquarie electorate this year,” Mrs Williams said.
Posted on 20 Thu, March, 2014
by Leslie Williams