A. Stage One is now due to start on Monday 10 October. Work will commence through until December 2016 and then restart again in 2017.
A. A risk assessment has been done on the renovations and any risks mitigated as a result. A copy of the risk assessment was provided to the Department of Education for their review and feedback.
A. A revised Fire, Emergency and Lockdown procedure is being developed prior to work commencing on each room.
A. The noisiest works, such as drilling in concrete, will be done out of centre hours. NPS (the builders) will erect dust barriers to ensure any dust that results from the renovations will not get into the rooms or children’s areas. Staff at BSCC and NPS will perform a daily inspection of the barrier to ensure it is in place and doing the job it is supposed to do.
A. The current plans are for
A. No, except for the days we would normally close, i.e. public holidays and weekends.
A. During the refresh for the Kookaburras room in October the entrance to the Centre from McConaghy Street will be closed to children, parents and staff. There will also be reduced off street parking in McConaghy Street carpark from October to February.
A. The refresh will entail new flooring in each room, painting throughout each room, the repair and reopening of skylights, new bathrooms including the replacement of all toilets and hand basins and new nappy change areas.
A. 100% acrylic water based paint formulated for interior surfaces. The paint is low in VOC and odour for maximum indoor air quality and engineered to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mould, mildew and fungus. The paint is approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program, as it provides superior protection against mould and mildew.
A. The Centre is 40 years old this year and the rooms have been repaired, patched and modified in an ad hoc manner during those 40 years. When looking around the centre it is clear that there is room for improvement with the environment and performing a ‘refresh’ of the rooms will create a lighter, brighter and more inviting place for childen, staff and parents to enjoy.
A. Over the years the Centre has built up its cash reserves to enable a refresh like this to occur. The Centre won’t need to borrow money to undertake the refresh.
A. The Centre has hired a demountable building to be placed in the carpark in McConaghy Street that will be used to supplement room space for the children. Where possible children will be moved into other rooms with existing children for the period of their room being renovate or into the demountable building. In addition to the demountable building there will be temporary fencing erected around the demountable building to ensure the security of children. While the bathroom is being refreshed in the Kookaburras room portable toilets have also been hired to be placed near the demountable building.
A. We have scheduled them to be emptied every two weeks and will monitor them to determine if they should be emptied more regularly.
A. During December/ Janaury the Centre typically has less children attending and therefore there are less children disrupted and more space available in existing rooms for chilrden to move into while their room is being refreshed.