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Pine Rivers Special School excited about newest project

February 19, 2020

Pine Rivers Special School excited about newest project

Tradies are ready to hit the ground running on the construction of a new building at Pine Rivers Special School.

Member for Pine Rivers Nikki Boyd said Dickinson Constructions have been awarded the contract to build the $10.67 million learning centre, supporting 32 full-time jobs.

“It’s great to see this fantastic project moving ahead at Pine River Special School which the staff and students are so excited about,” she said.

“This two-storey building will be a world-class facility with eight classrooms, three specialist spaces, two therapy rooms and a staff room.

“It will deliver specialised areas for home economics, horticulture, art and additional classroom spaces.

“The facilities will be a big boost to the school’s senior students who are completing certificate courses in a range of areas.

“Site preparation works are well underway, with construction to start shortly.

“This building will ready for the start of the 2021 school year.”

Ms Boyd said the growing school is also receiving a refurbishment to Block D, an investment of $275,000.

“This additional upgrade by the Department of Housing and Public Works will include new floor coverings; plumbing works; modification of wall partitions; new change table; ceiling hoist; and an internal repaint,” she said.

“The demand for places here at Pine Rivers Special School continues to grow and these projects will support this increased local need.”

Pine Rivers Special School Principal Neil Larter said the facilities would be greatly welcomed by the whole community.

“Here at Pine Rivers Special School we like to challenge every one of our students to achieve their highest levels of success,” Mr Larter said.

“This new building and refurbished block will not only assist the school in catering for the rapidly growing student enrolment, it will help us deliver education for our students to reach their full potential.”