Friday, August 26th, 2011
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Minister for Human Services, Minister for Social Inclusion and Member for Sydney, will officially open the $1.3 million Commonwealth Funded Sydney Community College Design and Technology Access Project. 

The funds where made available through the Commonwealth Teaching and Learning Capital Fund. The aim of the project was to bring the buildings occupied by Sydney Community College to be compliant with the National Disability (Access to Premises — Buildings) Standards 2010.

Principal of the College, Mr Garry Traynor said that “This project has achieved mobility access to all teaching rooms, which is a 70% improvement. Other upgrades such as student/teacher amenity through noise attenuation, the improvement in teaching resources through classroom connectivity and the inclusion of accessible toilets bring the facility into the 21st century.” Mr Traynor said.

This project was designed to upgrade an existing facility currently primarily used for Vocational Education and Training, (VET). The site is centrally located on Victoria Road at Rozelle. The College has occupied the site for over 12 years and enjoys a high recognition factor. Formerly a primary school, the site has been used by the College to deliver the bulk of its VET effort. The site is comprised of 13 teaching rooms, a student kitchen, two site offices, hallways and a toilet block. The project was broken into:
Scope of Work

  • Construction of lift shafts and installation of lifts to allow 100% access to all teaching rooms;
  • External rendering and painting;
  • Replacement/improvement of existing external lighting;
  • Replacement of existing external doors;
  • Provision of a security system allowing site access control and site monitoring;
  • Noise and Weather Treatment: Enclosure of open walkway allowing for weather and noise protection and improvement of student/staff amenity;
  • Re-cabling of all rooms with appropriately located power outlets;
  • Installation of high-speed internal network to all rooms;
  • Replacement of all floor coverings;
  • Widening of all doorways for access and security;
  • Removal of raised teachers’ platforms in training rooms and supplementary flooring repairs to allow complete classroom access;
  • Re-location of network server and connection to the fibre-optic network;
  • Renovation of toilet blocks and inclusion of wheelchair accessible toilets
  • 4 Lecterns;
  • 6 LCD monitors;
  • Photography room equipment
  • (see attachment)
Secure mobile server rack;
Note: procurement is under the college contribution to the project.

The minister will declare the buildings open
Friday September 2nd 2011
at the Rozelle Campus of Sydney Community College
2 Gordon Street, Rozelle.

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Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College is a broad-based not-for-profit education provider active in the Inner City, CBD and Inner West. The College is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and is also a provider of NSW Government Disability Education Services.
Garry Traynor
P: 02 8752 7577


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