School Construction Works

Dear Parents and Carers,

As you know, our school received $3.2m as a part of the Victorian School Building Authority’s Capital Works Program. This funding will allow us to deliver Stage 2 of exciting upgrades to our school so we can make better use of our facilities. The smart, innovative design provides more than just bricks and mortar; it inspires learning and encourages active participation from not only our students, but also our local community.

In order to provide these new upgrades, some disruption may occur during the construction phase. Between 16 – 17 October 2021 asbestos removal from some of the older buildings is scheduled. The asbestos will be removed in strict accordance with the regulations. Work will be undertaken on weekends and outside of school hours by an expert asbestos removalist and an occupational hygienist engaged by the builder.

As a further precaution, air-quality monitoring will also take place during the removal, and a clearance certificate must be issued by the occupational hygienist before any person can access the area. Air-quality monitoring measures the number of asbestos fibres in an area. An area is safe to occupy and a clearance certificate can be issued, when the level of airborne asbestos fibres is below the limit of detection.

Following the planned removal of the asbestos, we will be able to move forward with the rest of the building works. It’s important that the community are not onsite from 16 – 17 October 2021 (inclusive) while the asbestos removal and demolition works occur.

Please do not hesitate to contact me through the front office if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Wendy Powson