Austinmer Public School’s new classrooms are expected to be operational by Monday.
Around 90 children have been forced into the school hall and library after existing demountables were decommissioned before new ones arrived on site.
It’s alleged contractors failed to obtain necessary permits to bring the 100 tonne crane over the railway line at Thirroul, leaving everyone in limbo. School P&C and principal Paul Peterson went into bat for the three classes to ensure the situation didn’t drag on.
A spokesperson for the Education Department says the situation has now been rectified.
“The demountable classrooms were moved onto the site over the weekend,” he says. “Work is being undertaken this week to have them installed and operational by Monday, 31 July 2017.”
The new rooms are part of a much larger process. Existing classrooms had to be moved in order for significant work to be carried out on the large retaining wall along Lawrence Hargrave Drive at the southern end of the school.