8 July 2021
Liberal Member for Clark
Accessibility for students with a disability at Hobart College has been significantly improved following a $610,000 investment to build a new elevated walkway and install a lift.
The new lift and walkway are located at the College’s F Block building which is home to the athlete development program and used by hundreds of students who participate in indoor rock climbing, strength and conditioning, table tennis, badminton, futsal and basketball.
It is also used by staff and community groups before and after school hours, including Basketball Tasmania, Indoor Climbing Instructors Association and Hobart Kendo Club.
In addition, around 500 students visit F Block each week to attend classes in sports science, health studies, personal health & wellbeing, outdoor education, outdoor leadership, sport and recreation and VET courses.
Talented local athlete Izzy King hopes to make the Australian team for the summer Paralympics in wheelchair racing in Paris 2024 and the new lift and ramp are now helping her to maximise her training and qualification preparations.
The works were undertaken by award-winning local contractors Haven Built and architects Design House.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is committed to not only providing high-quality education facilities right across Tasmania, but also to ensuring these facilities are able to be accessed by all our learners.
That’s why we have committed $7.5 billion over the forward estimates, with an additional $204 million in capital works to support teachers, students and improve education infrastructure in our schools.