Plans lodged for Molesworth school upgrade

Two views of the new classroom block designed for Molesworth
Primary School by Dunbabin Architects.

PLANS for a major redevelopment of Molesworth Primary School have been lodged with the Derwent Valley Council.

The Education Department’s $1.7 million project includes a new classroom block and upgraded administration area.

Dunbabin Architects has applied for a planning permit for a partial demolition and new buildings at the school, located at 540 Molesworth Rd, Molesworth.

The development will provide an extra 250 square metres of floorspace at the school and will see a permanent building replace two demountable Terrapin classrooms which have been in use at the school for many years.

The location of the new classroom block
(unshaded).

Three new classrooms, described as “general learning areas” will be built behind the existing block of three classrooms added in the 1980s. There will also be a new stormwater drainage system, upgraded fire hydrants and several new water tanks.

The school administration offices and staffroom will be upgraded in new locations. The existing office area will become the staffroom, with a new meeting room, while the upgraded office suite will feature a new reception area, file room, and offices for the principal and advanced skills teacher.

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