Finigan School of Distance Education

Image: Computer generated images of the proposed Finigan School of Distance Education.


Project Overview

This project is a new purpose-built state of the art facility to accommodate the Queanbeyan Kindergarten to Year 12 Distance Education School. The senior school is currently housed in portable buildings on the Karabar High School campus, while the primary school is in the old original school building on the Queanbeyan Public School campus. These schools will be re-located into the new facility once completed.

The new facility will support the needs of approximately 950 students and provide purpose-designed spaces to support distance education.

These include:

  • interactive booths for teacher/student one-on-one video conferencing
  • interactive studios for the preparation of recorded digital and audio material and for student/teacher video conferencing where a larger space is required for movement (dance or physical education) or demonstration (science, applied arts and food technology). These studios will also be available for use by the broader Queanbeyan regional Department of Education community
  • education facilities for students to participate in Mini-Schools, providing them with the opportunity to work with teachers and other students on a range of learning activities.

These facilities include highly flexible information technology rich teaching spaces, special program rooms for science, applied studies and the arts, a kitchen for food technology, and a spacious covered outdoor learning space open to an enclosed courtyard/garden.


July 2017 project update 

Progress summary

The letter of award is ready for issue to the successful contractor for the early works package for site establishment, pending approval of the development application (DA).

The main works package tender closed on Thursday 29 June 217 with five pre-qualified contractors submitting tenders. The tender evaluation process is underway and nearing completion.

Consultation with the NSW Government Department of Planning and Environment regarding the DA for the project is being finalised with all outstanding items being agreed upon. Approved DA is expected to be received in August 2017.

Next steps and key events

  • Development Application to be approved by the Department of Planning and Environment.
  • Early works construction package to commence.
  • Main works construction tender evaluation to be completed.
  • Main works contractor engaged for the works.

Upcoming information

Upcoming information on the project will be provided on this website with monthly updates.

Images: Computer generated images of the proposed Finigan School of Distance Education.

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Donald Road Queanbeyan
NSW 2620
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