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Getting on with the job: work commences on Lake Cathie Public School

20 March 2014
Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams have marked the start of work on the $8.3 million Lake Cathie Public School.
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Attending a sod-turning ceremony at the school’s site at Lake Cathie today, Mr Piccoli said he was delighted to see construction begin on the school which will serve the Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills communities.

“The community has advocated for a school in this area for many of years now, and I am sure the community will serve the new school well,” Mr Piccoli said.

“I look forward to seeing the project completed and students coming through the gates on Day One, Term One next year.”

Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams said the school will have capacity for up to 250 students.

“The new Lake Cathie school will have 10 classrooms and other facilities will include a library, school hall and canteen,” Mrs Williams said.

“Construction work will also include the building of an administration building, staff facilities, games and assembly courts, a covered outdoor learning area, a sports field and a car park.

“The school will include the latest principles of energy efficiency and ecological sustainability, with natural ventilation, lighting and water recycling.

“I have long been a supporter of a school for the Lake Cathie and Bonny Hills area, and I thank Adrian Piccoli for his ongoing commitment to both this project and our community.

“Port Macquarie has benefited greatly from the NSW Government’s Resource Allocation Model for schools, which has seen almost $1 million in additional funding for the Port Macquarie electorate this year,” Mrs Williams said.

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