After months of planning from architects and consultation with key stakeholders, Southern Hills Christian College (SHCC) is preparing to welcome six new classrooms to its Middle School Learning Centre on the Bedfordale campus. They have now obtained approval for their Commonwealth Grants Application (CGA) this week.
The total build cost of the project is expected to be more than $3 million dollars; however, the CGA contribution of $1.425 million and another government contribution (yet to be confirmed) promise to offset the building costs considerably for the College, which has hit record enrolment numbers this year.
Southern Hills student leaders Zachary and Hannah stood on the new site for the buildings this week with College Principal, Mr Paul Beacham, who has waited a long time for this project to become a reality.
“We have not had any substantial building works on our campus since the gymnasium was built in 2008 with the Building Education Revolution (BER) funds supplied by the Rudd government,” said Mr Beacham.
“It has been a considerable process to reach this point, and I am very grateful to the SCEA team and the excellent consultants who have worked tirelessly on this submission for our students and future generations of Southern Hills families.”
The buzz around the Southern Hills campus was lively this week, with staff donning Christmas attire to celebrate the growth and success of their efforts in Christian education in 2022.
We look forward to tracking the progress of the new building project for Southern Hills in 2023!