Traffic works underway at Warrane Primary School

LOCAL Tasmanian business Batchelor Construction Group has been awarded the contract for a capital works redevelopment at Warrane Primary School.

The works will see the demolition of an old unused building and construction of a carpark with a drop off point, bus bay and improved pedestrian safety at the access point from Cambridge Road.

The total cost of the project is estimated at $600,000, with works having commenced in April and to be completed by late June 2017.

Liberal Member for Franklin Nic Street said the project was one of many across the forward estimates, with the Hodgman Liberal Government making the biggest state investment in Government School infrastructure in 20-years.

“Our comprehensive investment in education will see Tasmanian schools around the state benefiting from construction projects totalling more than $110 million over four years,” he said.

“We are building Tasmania’s future by ensuring schools have high quality teaching and learning facilities and these projects both drive economic growth and create jobs from planning and construction.”

Warrane Primary School principal Louise Lynch said the whole school community was excited to see the works now underway.

“These works will be a great improvement for our school, giving us a proper entrance and making it easier to get to and from the school safely,” she said.

Caption: From left, Warrane Primary School principal Louise Lynch, Liberal Member for Franklin Nic Street, Batchelor Construction Group general manager Brad Deeks and Batchelor Construction Group director Scott Batchelor.