East Launceston Primary, New Kindergarten
East Launceston Primary School is a large inner city primary school with an increasing enrolment demand. ARTAS has been engaged as the lead consultant for the major redevelopment to bring the school facilities in to line with the modern and contemporary teaching practices and to ensure the school continues to provide students with outstanding learning outcomes. The proposal is to construct a new kindergarten building and associated infrastructure for the East Launceston primary School on the western side of Oxford St, East Launceston. The building will be located between the existing pavilion and the tennis courts and does not encroach on to the oval. The land is owned by the Department of Education.
The purpose of the proposal is to provide dedicated quality learning spaces and reduce congestion on the Abbott St site. Currently there are students located in inappropriate learning spaces – i.e. library and multipurpose area – and it is proposed to vacate these areas and recover the original intent of usage. There will be no net increase in learning area numbers across the whole campus.
Minor works are proposed on the eastern side of Oxford St within the school grounds. An existing sealed ball court area off Abbott St is to be levelled and resurfaced with a low retaining wall and integrated seating installed. A new lift and ramp is proposed on the southern entrance to the library to provide compliant access to the building. The lift will be located on the south west corner of the library and will be connected to the existing path along the side boundary.