Mr Ross Congleton - Bursar
Although the installation of acoustic walls along the northern edge of the CityLink Tollway was completed last year, Transurban sub-contractors have continued to occupy land within the school for set-down and communications purposes.
After several extensions of time well beyond initial estimates we have recently been advised that Transurban will finally leave the school on 31 December this year. When this occurs and we have received assurances from our engineering consultants that reinstatement of our land and facilities affected during construction of the widened tollway has been satisfactorily addressed, work will commence on our grounds and playing facilities, to address impacts as a result of the land lost in this compulsory acquisition.
The school’s legal representatives will continue to pursue our claim in the Supreme Court of Victoria, to ensure that fair and adequate compensation is received for both the land lost in the compulsory acquisition, the impacts on the school and its facilities, and for the time that the school has been occupied during construction.
One consequence associated with the land loss has been our application to the City of Boroondara for increased access to H A Smith Reserve, and ground improvements to accommodate training and sport throughout the year. GS
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