It’s official, ET Australia Secondary College is on the move, with the Department of Planning giving the green light on October 13 to its relocation plans.
The college will relocate to 125 Donnison St and the Imperial Centre, with its current site at 123 Donnison St set to be demolished early next year to make way for a regional library.
Year 7-10 students will move to a rented site in the Imperial Centre and an expanded arm, catering for up to 31 places for Year 11 and 12 students, will be housed upstairs in a building at 125 Donnison St, which already contains ET Australia’s Adult Training College on its lower level.
The $2.8M project is expected to generate 26 full time construction jobs and an additional 14 full time employees upon completion.
Few objections were raised by private organisations, with Options Disability Support, Parkside Gosford, Gosford Uniting Church, Regional Youth Support Services and the Lederer Group offering support for the project.
The Imperial Centre site will require further works which could involve minor construction works and all areas and teaching spaces, across both sites, have been reviewed by the certifier and satisfy NCC compliance requirements for natural daylight and ventilation.
School breaks will be held in the nearby Kibble Park and will be staggered to limit the number of students in the park at any one time.