Scot MacDonald inspects plans for $1.4 million additions to St Brendan's Catholic Primary School, Lake Munmorah

GROWING SCHOOL: Scot MacDonald with assistant principal Kellie Prendergast and St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School leaders. Picture: Supplied
GROWING SCHOOL: Scot MacDonald with assistant principal Kellie Prendergast and St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School leaders. Picture: Supplied

EIGHT state-of-the-art learning areas will be constructed in a new two-storey building at St Brendan’s Catholic Primary School, in Lake Munmorah.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, this week visited the school to inspect plans for the new classrooms made possible by a $1.4-million grant from the state government.

St Brendan’s is receiving $1,398,383 to support the $1,997,689 project under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).

Further funding for the project is being provided by the school community.

The project will involve the demolition of six temporary classrooms, and will help the school to achieve a more contemporary design as well as meet the needs of the significant number of students with additional learning needs,

Mr MacDonald was met at the school by assistant principal Kellie Prendergast and school leaders.

“These new classrooms will provide a modern learning experience for the pupils of St Brendan’s and I am glad the NSW Liberal state government is able to support the school in their construction,” Mr MacDonald said.

“This investment will allow St Brendan’s to continue to deliver high quality teaching outcomes in a safe and enjoyable environment.”

During his visit to the school, Mr MacDonald was also made aware of a public meeting held recently by the Lake Mummorah community to discuss growing concerns about traffic congestion on Carters Road.

Mr MacDonald said he would have welcomed an invitation to attend the meeting, to offer advice, and a state government perspective on the issue.

“If people want to raise the matter with me, I’m very happy to be contacted and we can get government coordination happening on that,” he said.

Lake Munmorah Public School, Lake Munmorah High School, St Brigid’s and St Brendan’s had already staggered their drop-off and pick-up times in an effort to minimise traffic snarls, he said.

“These schools are growing, and growing rapidly. And to get rezonings and new roads can take three or four years, so we need to be thinking about it now.”

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