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Watpac Delivers Eight New Schools For VIC Government Initiative

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Watpac Limited has officially handed over eight new government schools as part of the first group of 15 schools it is constructing for the Andrews Government.

The schools, which have recently welcomed their first students, were constructed as part of the Learning Communities Victoria consortium.

Watpac delivered over $200 million of work in a 14 month period, which Watpac Limited Managing Director Martin Monro said was a testament to the skills of their people.

“The Group’s goal from the outset has been to provide comprehensive delivery to ensure these new schools offer a first-class learning environment for the students and we are pleased to have been able to work with the Victorian Government, Amber Infrastructure and Spotless Group to deliver this project funded by the Victorian Government.”

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Mernda Park Primary School interiorWork is also now well underway on the remaining schools, with Watpac constructing six schools across four sites in time for the commencement of 2018 school year.

Schools opened in Term 1, 2017:

  • Tulliallan Primary School (Cranbourne North)
  • Barton Primary School (Cranbourne West)
  • Wilandra Rise Primary School (Clyde North)
  • Harvest Home Primary School (Epping)
  • Mernda Central Prep – Year 12 College
  • Mernda Park Primary School
  • John Henry Primary School (Pakenham)
  • Featherbrook Prep – Year 9 College (Point Cook).
  • Armstrong Creek Education Precinct – including integrated Special School and Primary School
  • Bannockburn Prep – Year 12 School - including the relocation of the existing Bannockburn Primary School
  • North Geelong Special Developmental School
  • Torquay North Primary School.

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Mernda Park Primary SchoolThe Learning Communities Victoria consortium is made up of Amber as sponsor, Watpac as the Design and Construct builder, Spotless as facilities manager, and YMCA and CERES as community partners.

These schools have been designed as community hubs and encourage community use with additional facilities and programs provided through a partnership with the YMCA.

Nationally, Watpac is currently delivering projects with an end value of almost $3 billion including the $350 million Queensland Schools PPP in South East Queensland, Brisbane’s $188 million Mary Lane project, Sydney’s $123 million York & George mixed-use development and the $63 million Central Adelaide residential development in Adelaide.

The Group’s Victorian business was recently awarded the contract to build a new $61 million retirement community in South Melbourne for Australian Unity.

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