project update

Project Overview: We are upgrading Hastings Secondary College to support the student community. Hastings Secondary College comprises of the Port Macquarie Campus (PMC) and Westport Campus (WPC).

The upgrade will involve work at both campuses. The Port Macquarie campus will deliver:

■ 14 new or upgraded innovative learning spaces

■ 3 supported learning spaces

■ New Technological and Applied Studies (TAS) facilities

■ New Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) building

■ New shared use multi sports facility

■ Increase student accessibility with installation of 3 lifts

■ Redeveloped school entry

The Westport campus will deliver:

■ Relocated and upgraded administration office

■ 3 innovative flexible learning spaces

■ Redeveloped school entry

Progress Summary: Demountable units were installed in late 2020 at the Port Macquarie Campus to support student learning and minimise disruption to the school community during construction. Demolition works for Stage 1 at Port Macquarie Campus are complete. The construction tender for the main works has closed and is anticipated to be awarded in May 2021. Hastings Secondary College is now in the schematic design phase, where the internal layout of spaces and how they will function is finalised. This involves more detailed consultation with principals and staff representatives. It is the schematic design which is submitted for planning approvals.