PAYCE is assisting Melrose Park Public School deliver a number of much-needed projects under an Infrastructure Support Program partnership, following meetings with the School’s Relieving Principal, Jen Riley.
PAYCE has been a strong supporter of the local school community over the past four years, providing a range of assistance with activities and events, including Seed Harvest Spoon, the annual School Fair and most recently, the Family Fun Day.
Under the Infrastructure Support Program, PAYCE is providing project management services to plan a new out-of-school hours care building and is currently talking to two contractors about costs to construct the facility.
PAYCE Director Dominic Sullivan said the out-of-school hours, multi-purpose building fronting Wharf Road can be used for a range of activities besides its primary purpose.
“”When not required for out-of-school hours care, the school has indicated it intends to make it available for other school activities and community use,” he said.
The 18×12 metre building will have its own kitchen and wet area, as well as a storeroom and a four metre wide verandah for outdoor activities.
Mr Sullivan said the school was thrilled that PAYCE has committed approximately $100,000 to the cost of the building.
“The school has also placed an order for comfortable, contemporary furniture for its future-focused classrooms and innovative learning spaces at a cost of approximately $21,000, which PAYCE has generously offered to pay for,” he said.
A third project – affixing timber skirting around the base of all five demountables – has been completed at a cost of nearly $30,000, which was met in full by PAYCE.
Mr Sullivan said the buildings look more aesthetically presentable and the new skirting means students won’t need to retrieve wayward balls from under the demountables.
“PAYCE is pleased to provide assistance with this important program of works and looks forward to a long and satisfying association with the school and the school community.
“We strongly believe that supporting local community organisations and stakeholders is an essential part of successful and sustainable urban developments,” he said.