BER North West NSW – Science and Language Centres

Client Building the Education Revolution – Integrated Program Office
Location North West NSW
Value $11.2m
Year 2010
Delivery Design and Construct

5 x Science Centres: Bourke, Moree x2, Walgett, Wee Waa
2 x Language Centres: Lightning Ridge & Narrabri.
Geotechnical investigations found the ground conditions at 3 sites to be ‘extreme’ due to significant movement.



The ground movement was overcome by installing screw piles to a stable foundation level, and installation of a more flexible façade in lieu of brick.

The client had surplus funds, and requested appropriate solutions.  To accommodate the hot summers, Project Coordination built a number of “Covered Outdoor Learning Area’s” (COLA’s), and Covered Walkways.