Building boom for Calrossy

(Cover photo and story by the Northern Daily Leader)

Dedicated music rooms and independent learning facilities will be the main features of a new building project that commence at Calrossy Anglican School at the end of the year.

The new Multipurpose classroom building is part of a further $7 million development to "provide state-of-the-art facilities" for the William Cowper campus, and will also feature a 250-seat tiered theatre style classroom.

A multi-use classroom block worth $4.3 million was the first to be erected, and this next building is a continuation of the Schools Masterplan and vision for the future.

The federal government provided a grant for this new construction, and the Calrossy Foundation will be contributing the rest.

School principal David Smith said he was "really excited about the possibilities" the extra facility would bring.  The federal government provided a grant for this new construction, and the Calrossy Foundation will be contributing towards the rest of the build.

The new multipurpose building will be located between Calrossy 7-9 and the Calross Junior School which is Prep through to Year 6 on the William Cowper Campus.

"Music is one of the specialties of the School [and] the independent learning centre will support all kids who want some sort of enrichment, special support."

Building will begin at the end of the year where the current basketball are located but they will replaced with two multi-sport courts adjacent to the new building.

Other structures are also in the pipeline including new shade shelters, improved and sealed car parks and walkways, and bus shelters will support the overall upgrade.

"The Calrossy William Cowper Campus is going to look significantly different in years to come and we acknowledge the federal government and our community for supporting this project to provide top quality facilities for regional students, both day and boarding," Mr Smith said.