As another busy year draws to a close, it is quite apparent next year will be more of the same. Fortunately for us, the balance of projects in Design and Construction has returned. During the start of next year our Visual & Performing Arts project at Mentone Grammar should be completed & occupied. Previously referred to as "the one with the lot", this promises to showcase a facility where students can cross learn in all aspects of the Arts, Music and Performance. I have no doubt the students will engage and flourish. Hopefully the staff also embrace the diversity & opportunity which lies within. We should also have our first STEM project built at Vermont and much needed upgrades completed at Frankston Special School. Construction should also start at Yarrawonga, Echuca and Portland. Whilst that spells an awful lot of travel, it should also showcase some wonderful facilities. Whilst it has taken an eternity to get this far, our sports facility at Deakin University, Burwood Campus, finally starts construction.
The last of the current construction projects is the junior school at Heritage College, Taylors Hill. In the Design and Documentation stage, we have William Ruthven College, Reservoir, with our 3D perspectives featuring on the School website. Also at this stage are the Science Rooms & Library at Nunawading Christian College and the Warracknabeal Educational Precinct, incorporating P-12 & Special School learning.
Lastly, after the next budget announcement, we will hopefully obtain approval to proceed with Bayside and Yarrabah Special Schools, as well as St Bedes Technology and finish their school camp. If that is not enough somehow this year we produced another Places for Learning Publication (our 9th) which hopefully next year will take it to 10 & possibly retirement status!