This week saw significant progress in the construction of our new permanent modular $4.873 million building. The Permanent Modular School Buildings Program is integral to the next stage of the largest ever removal of asbestos from Victorian schools. This is a part of the Government’s $200 million investment in the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program.
The section of our college to be replaced through the Permanent Modular School Buildings Program is known as the ‘C block’ and this is the entire top half of the now demolished ‘C Wing’. This demolition was completed in January and the construction of the permanent modular building has taken place in Bendigo.
Throughout this week, 37 modules are to be trucked down from Bendigo and moved into place by a significantly large crane. Once the individual modules are on site and in place, the final fit out will begin. At this stage we should have full access to the new building by early Term Three.
The Department of Education and Training (DET) have a web site with information on the Vermont Secondary College project. Go to:
The building company behind the project is SENSUM and they can be found at: https://www.sensum.com.au/
Six portable classrooms were moved onto the school grounds late last year and it is important to note that these rooms are temporary whilst the new modular construction is completed. They should be moved off site in the second half of the year, giving us much needed grounds area back for the students.
The previous ‘C’ wing contained 8 classrooms whilst the new construction will house 10 classrooms, including 2 purpose built science rooms, 2 purpose built ICT rooms, 6 generalist classrooms, replacement student toilets, a language faculty staffroom, an office for the Year 9 Student Managers, 2 new locker bays and a science storeroom.