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Ground breaks for new St Luke’s PASC

St Luke’s director of operations Trevor Jacobsen, McLellan Bush Architect’s director and architect Natalie Bush, Jeff Lennox Builder’s managing director Jeff Lennox, St Luke’s principal Craig Merritt, Jeff Lennox Builder’s site manager Sam Lennox, and St Luke’s business manager David Reed.

Ground has been broken on St Luke’s Anglican School’s $11.5M performing arts and sports centre (PASC) stage one development set to be completed at the end of 2022.

The new PASC, comprising of two storeys and a 1900sq/m build footprint began its journey this week and will include an indoor court, performance stage with state-of-the-art audio-visual and lighting equipment, an additional classroom.

Featuring 1000 seats the PASC become the centerpoint for all of the school's formal gatherings, sporting, and non-sporting events.

St Luke’s principal Craig Merritt said the school community was excited to see stage 1 start.

“The new performing arts and sports centre will replace the existing Multi-Purpose Centre, which has served our school community well, but is really in need of being replaced,” he said.

“The new PASC will be fully enclosed with amazing capacity to host school events, cultural activities and sport.

“The centre court area of the PASC will truly cater to whole-school events and gatherings safe from the weather.

“We’re also really looking forward to its centre court and performance stage being host to sporting and cultural events and competitions from across the region.”

In proud partnership with Jeff Lennox Builders and McLellan Bush Architects, St Luke’s business manager David Reed is thrilled to see Stage two of St Luke’s 10-Year Master Plan start to unfold.

“It’s been a long time in planning and stems all the way back to the 10-year Master Plan,” he said.

“The first phase of this stage was to relocate the St Luke’s Chapel to make way for the new PASC, and we did that earlier this year. We also placed the development of the project on hold at the height of the pandemic last year, but we look forward to completion of the PASC by the end of next year.”

McLellan Bush Architects, which is a close and long-standing business partner of St Luke’s, created stunning 3-dimensional stills, and a video fly-through of the PASC project for the St Luke’s community to enjoy.

St Luke’s Anglican School acknowledges its parent and community financial contribution towards the project as well as a contribution from the State Government via the State Capital Assistance Grants scheme.

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