$2m projects to see college consolidate

BRIGHT FUTURE: Cathedral College school council chairperson Mike Noble (left) and principal Adrian Farrer look over plans for building projects at the Murdoch Road campus. PHOTO: Luke Plummer

THREE major building projects worth a combined $2 million will be carried out next year, as Cathedral College’s Murdoch Road base is further primed to become the school’s sole campus from 2015.

Principal Adrian Farrer said the school had received approval for a new $1.67 million arts centre, a $1 million middle school area, and $300,000 in car park works, which would be developed over the course of 2014.

The school’s gradual movement towards Murdoch Road has also freed up 39 Ovens Street, part of the original campus in The Close, to become part of a new regional base for Anglicare and other compatible groups and agencies.

Mr Farrer said the school would vacate 39 Ovens Street on the last day of the current school year.

And Wangaratta diocese Vicar General John Davis said it was planned to use this building, along with the adjoining former tennis court area, to develop a $400,000 service delivery centre incorporating Anglicare, Loaves and Fishes Christians Caring, and groups including the North East Multilcultural Association.

He said the project had been in the planning stage for a year, and pending council approval it was hoped work would start at the close of the school year, ready for a mid-May opening.

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