180-seat theatre proposed for Steiner School at Fountaindale

Central Coast Steiner School at Fountaindale is planning to build a $4.2M multi-purpose centre to house a theatre and general learning areas.

The school has lodged a development application (507/2020) with Central Coast Council to build the new centre on Station Rd East to replace the former facility which has been demolished.

Plans include a 180-seat theatre including a stage, entrance foyer, storage areas, amenities and upper foyer area.

The new theatre is intended for school use only in place of the previous use of the school gymnasium for school musical and theatre productions, assemblies and awards nights.

There will be three classrooms for Year 7 to 10 students at ground level behind the theatre and an outdoor learning space with tiered seating facing the school oval.

The floor space of the development is 726sqm with the maximum building height at 7.19m for the theatre and 4.5m for the classrooms.

According to the development application, the multi-purpose centre will be set back and screened by landscaping from Station Rd East and it will not generate an increase in noise, student or staff numbers, traffic or car parking.

Sue Murray