College’s new look on display
A new $1.7 million central administration area, school frontage and student library is in the planning for Yarrawonga’s Sacred Heart College.
College Principal Lew Nagle said the new building will serve as the front of school and provide more suitable student services in a central location at the college.
“There is a growing need for a central administration, a student library and a more suitable front to the school,” Mr Nagle said.
“The existing parish building has been vacated since the parish office relocated in 2011 and due to safety issues around the structural integrity of the building it cannot be safely used in its current condition.”
Mr Nagle said the college plans to respectfully commemorate the old presbytery building in the development.
“The purpose built facility will provide an effective link between the two school campus sites facilitating the provision of student services in a central location,” he said.
As can be seen in the render illustration there is a central pedestrian walkway linking the two campuses to the recently redeveloped pedestrian crossing.
“The outcome creates a village green between the proposed building and the church,” Mr Nagle said.
“The proposed design improves the current amenity of the site and creates an aesthetically appealing view from the street.”
Mr Nagle said the renders, elevations and floorplans developed by Architect Peter Byrne B3 Architects, have been on display in the Catholic Church for the past five weeks and plans are currently on display in the Wexford Campus located on Witt Street.
“We have received a significant amount positive feedback from the parish community to this point in time,” Mr Nagle said.
This new building development will follow the recent refurbishment of the school cross- ing, music room and $2 million government funded engineering and trade training centers.
The college is also looking forward to developing a senior study center for VCE students incorporating options for silent study and collaborative work.
Sacred Heart College has continued to grow since adding years 11 and 12 in 2012 and as a result there has been a growing need for more suitable education buildings at the school.
Sacred Heart College’s new look administration area, school frontage and student library.