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Architect appointed for Cavendish school upgrades

CAVENDISH Primary School will have a new look enclosed and powered stadium thanks to a grant of $446,665 through the Minor Capital Works Fund.

The funding was announced in December 2020 and the school was excited to announce it now had an architect on board, with James Deans and Associates appointed for the works and visited from Geelong to view the site on Friday.

Acting principal, Lisa Ferrier said she was “very excited” about the plans and said it would benefit both the school and community significantly.

“It’s going to make a huge difference to not only our school but our community because they will be able to use it,” she told The Spectator.

Ms Ferrier said that it would be used during the football and netball season, the facility can also be used for things like the Cavendish Red Gum Festival and local scout groups.

She said when the school initially received the news of the funding, it was pleasantly surprised.

“I know our principal at the time, Anthony (Hill) and business manager, Tammy (Crawford) were jumping for joy because we never thought we’d actually get a huge amount like this,” Ms Ferrier said.

“We can get sometimes $20,000 or $30,000, but this is over $400,000 which is incredible for a small school.”

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