Final touches to new facility
CHILD-friendly plants and bright green turf now surround the new resource centre at Warwick East State School, with the project edging closer to its finishing date.
Landscape designer Clint Kenny, of Clint Kenny Designs, has been hard at work these past few days, planting trees and putting down mulch, and yesterday said he was pleased with the nearly finished look.
"The rain we've had this week has been a blessing - it will really help with the turf," he said.
"The gardens are really coming on nicely and it's nearing completion."
Mr Kenny has been careful with his choice of plants, picking low-allergy ones for the children, as well as frost-hardy because of its placement close to the river.
"It's also a predominantly native garden," he said.
One of the next steps for Mr Kenny is to erect a shade cloth over the garden.
Warwick East State School principal Warren Elder said he was pleased with the developing look and couldn't wait to get into the building to see inside.
"It's very exciting," he said.
"We are really looking forward to having a modern, airy space and comfortable facilities.
"The children are also very excited. They've seen it develop over the few months from the outside so they're keen to see what it looks like inside."
MBC Constructions is also putting finishing touches to the building, including security features and installing wireless access points.
When the handover takes place, Warwick East SS staff will work to fill the centre with resources such as books and furniture.
Mr Elder said he didn't have an opening date for the centre as yet, but it would be a matter of weeks, not months.
"We will have an opening and invite a list of people including local member Lawrence Springborg and federal member Bruce Scott," he said.
- Includes library.
- Wireless internet connection.
- Opening date in "weeks, not months".