‘‘The extension will provide the school with the capacity to grow as needed.’’
Mrs Miller said the new buildings would respect the heritage overlay of the area, which included the old convent building, church and Victory Hall/Mechanics Institute Hall precinct.
Project architect Peter Byrne was also responsible for designing the awardwinning senior learning centre.
Mrs Miller said concept plans for the project had been drawn up and formal planning would begin within days.
‘‘We will now move to tender, which should go out soon,’’ she said.
Potential: Sacred Heart School principal Trish Miller with plans for extensions at the school. Bob Nicol
Initial plans for the school extension.