Despite concreters from Albury being held up due to border COVID-19 travel restrictions, construction of the dual court stadium and STEM centre at the Mansfield Secondary College is on track to be completed in the first half of next year.
Mansfield Shire Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said anyone who has been past the site will see great progress.
“The walls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre are now being lined, which is very exciting. With the concreting delays, the slab for the low roof section of the building should be poured any day and steel is onsite ready to go up on this part of the building as soon as possible,” Cr Attley said.
The dual court stadium is a joint project of the Mansfield Secondary College, the Victorian Department of Education and Training and Mansfield Shire Council. Council received $3.4million funding from the federal government’s Building Better Regions fund toward the project. Council will contribute an additional $1.3million and the Victorian Government will contribute $4.85million to the stadium and school project works.
Cr Attley said delivering a dual court indoor sports stadium, dual outdoor multipurpose courts, car-parking, STEM Centre and school bus turn-around will have many benefits for the college and the community.
“These facilities will be an amazing addition to the town and will give our young people many more options,” she said.
The project is being delivered by the Victorian School Building Authority, who has engaged Browns Wangaratta to undertake the construction.