Image: Computer generated 3D images of the proposed Finigan School of
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.
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
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
Early works construction package to commence.
Main works construction tender evaluation to be completed.
Main works contractor engaged for the works.
Upcoming information on the project will be provided on this website with