The NSW Government is supporting Bathurst’s MacKillop College with a grant of more than $2.27 million towards the costs of a major expansion program.
Two buildings under construction will become a new two storey staff and wellbeing building plus an extension to the library including a multipurpose auditorium.
Hines Construction is the builder in charge, and they predict to be complete by the end of the year ready for Term 1, 2024.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole met with the College Principal Steve Muller and the construction team from Hines Construction to inspect progress.
Mr Toole said this is an exciting time for the college.
“The construction of general and specialised learning spaces including classrooms, art rooms, covered outdoor areas and a dedicated wellbeing space will be a fantastic addition to the growing school”.
“Under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme, grants were directed towards Independent and Catholic Schools with the greatest need, to support non-government schools to build, extend or upgrade their facilities to provide more student places in growing communities.”
BGAS is funding by the NSW Government and administered by the Association of independent Schools NSW and the Catholic Schools NSW Black Grant Authorities.
Steve Muller, Principal of MacKillop College, said they are grateful to receive the grant that will assist in the construction of six new contemporary learning spaces and additional staff facilities.
“With enrolments predicted to reach new heights in 2024, the new learning spaces will be a welcome addition to the College, allowing us to continue to provide quality Catholic education with state-of-the-art facilities. It’s exciting times,” he said.