Hastings Secondary College Infrastructure Information Session

You are invited to come to an Information Session on Wednesday 25 March 2020 to find out the latest on the Hastings Secondary College upgrade project.

There are sessions from:

  • 14:30 to 15:30 at Westport Campus School Hall; and
  • 16:00 to 18:00 at Port Macquarie Campus School Hall.

Early planning is underway and the session will provide the opportunity to meet the project team, ask questions and provide feedback.

The proposed project scope at the Port Macquarie campus comprises an upgrade to Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) buildings, the addition of core facilities for physical education and the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) units, and the refurbishment of existing classrooms.

The proposed scope for the Westport Campus includes relocation of the school administration and main entry, and the establishment of a well-being unit flexible learning space in the former administration building.

Separate funding has been allocated to contribute to a PCYC multi sports, shared use facility.

Planning Process

The project is in the early planning phase and considers a number of factors including demographic trends, education requirements, the condition of the existing school, catchment boundaries, heritage requirements, transport links and partnership opportunities.

An architect and consultants have been appointed to investigate and review the site and develop master plan options. The preliminary master plan options are considered in the final business case to be completed in early 2020. The final plan and works program will be developed with feedback from, and in consultation with, the school and local community.

Each project phase runs sequentially before proceeding to the next phase.

Master planning is a development framework which considers strategic options for the general size, shape and form of buildings for a specific school site.

A Development Application (DA) will be required for the project. Construction can only proceed once there is planning approval and the business case is approved.

Information about design is released at various stages in the planning process. Once a business case is approved and funding from Treasury has been received, School Infrastructure NSW will present this information to the community.