Altona Primary School officially opened their new library on Monday, following demolition works and development of a new building, which was funded as part of the State Government’s Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program.
The school was lucky enough to be one of the first schools in Victoria to have their asbestos-ridden building removed and replaced with a new architect-designed modular building.
The modular building required less time for planning and construction, so the old building containing asbestos was able to be replaced more quickly, aiming to reduce disruptions to students, staff and teaching programs.
The building is expected to have a comparable lifespan to a bricks and mortar structure and whilst it may tick the boxes in terms of sustainability and innovation, its rather dashing design could see the candy classroom come lollipop library a slow grower for some.
For more information on the Altona Primary School Project, the Permanent Modular School Buildings Program and the Victorian School Asbestos Removal Program, you can visit the Victorian School Building Authority website.