Changeroom facilities should be comfortable, safe, well planned, linked to playing courts and be grouped to allow multiple class groupings in lieu of a single space. The Rolland Centre opened in 1969. The changerooms were adapted in the 1980s for female students but have, for many years, been inadequate in size and offering. Larger and more modern change facilities that are gender-inclusive are imperative for the College into the future.
The new gymnasium will become the central competition and training space within the new facility. It will hose APS basketball, netball, badminton, as well as training. Seating and vantage of the playing courts will be maximised throughout the facility and across different levels. The current court space in the Rolland Centre is not compliant for competition netball or basketball, so courts at the Middle School or alternate venues are hired to host our APS fixtures.
Our current Medical centre is located over Noble Street, within the grounds of Mossgiel House. It is a small and dilapidated space.
A new Medical centre at the centre of the campus and adjacent to our sporting facilities will make medical care more accessible and visible for students, staff and visitors.
The new centre will be housed in a heritage house relocated from Claremont Street which will be refurbished to a best-practice, modern medical treatment facility.
A number of strategies have been integrated to allow the most sustainable outcome for this project, including: