Modular building company, Ausco Modular, will supply temporary buildings for staff and students at Dunalley Primary School, while they rebuild after devastating fires claimed the school on January 4.
Five classrooms, one staff and administration building, one library and toilet blocks will be installed and ready for staff and students when they commence term one on February 5.
Ausco Modular’s southern region manager Rob Wormald said work on the projects commenced over the weekend and was due to wrap up on January 31.
“We’ve been clearing and preparing the site over the weekend so installation of the buildings can commence today and over the next 10 days we will have 17 semitrailers arrive at the site with the buildings ready to be installed and fitted out,” Mr Wormald said.
“Our team has had to come together very quickly to get this project underway and we are throwing everything we have into this project to get it finished on time.
“We maintain a very dedicated team of employees and subcontractors in Tasmania, allowing us to respond swiftly and leverage Ausco Modular’s national capabilities at a time like this.
“Ausco Modular is very proud to be part of rebuilding the Dunalley community.”
The Minister for Education and Skills Nick McKim said today he was pleased that Ausco Modular was able to meet the Department of Education’s requirements and timeframes.
“The first three classrooms and toilets are now on the site and there will be continuous deliveries this week.
“The department is working closely with the company to ensure that students and staff can commence classes on 5 February,” he said.