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Baringa State Primary School

Location: Baringa Drive, Caloundra, Queensland
Client: Department of Education, Training and Employment
Status: Completed December, 2017
Value: $23 Million
Capability: Construction
Sector: Education, Government
Service: Design and Construct Services

The Department of Education and Training engaged the FKG Group to design and construct a new primary school in Caloundra, Baringa State Primary School. The contract was inclusive of all documentation and construction of facilities, car parks, site infrastructure, and roadways.

The completed school has a strong focus on STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and maths) and includes a robotics laboratory and recording studio, along with an indoor sports hall, performance space and music rooms.

Environmental sustainability was a high priority for the team throughout the project, especially as the site was located adjacent to the breeding habitat of an endangered species of frog. Due to the sites close proximity to that habitat, the project team were required to meet strict water discharge quality obligations towards avoiding pollutants entering the area.

Stage 1 of the school was delivered ahead of time despite extensive wet weather delays and the FKG Group was able to handover the project in time for the 2018 school year.

Continuing the FKG Group’s excellent safety record, the project was completed with zero LTI’s – which was a significant result due to the high number of personnel required to complete the project (which averaged 100 persons per day).

A further Stage of development at the School will be progressed through 2018, adding a Special Education Unit and Senior Learning Block. This will take the total project value to $30M.

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