Big plans to ready Hervey Bay High for Year 7s in 2015

PROPOSED upgrades and expansions to Hervey Bay State School's campus in Pialba will include new learning spaces and an indoor sports facility as the school adapts to cater for Year 7s in time for the start of 2015.

The expected growth of the school has seen Hervey Bay State School earn a share of the Queensland Government's $328 million infrastructure program.

The improvements offered through the Flying Start Initiative are to support the state's secondary schools as required to accommodate the extra year level.

Department of Education, Training and Employment acting regional director North Coast Colin Allen-Waters said two new classroom blocks were being built at Hervey Bay State High School to cater for Year 7s as well as the growth of the school.

"These new buildings will contain 16 classrooms and two flexible learning areas along with associated spaces and a staff centre," Mr Allen-Waters said.

"The project is currently out to tender with construction work expected to commence at the end of Term 1."
The department will also contribute to upgrades.



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