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P2016 Fiskville building progress
Construction of new student accommodation and an ablution block, both funded by Project 2016, has made significant progression in recent weeks at the CFA Fiskville Training College.
Concrete slabs have been poured and now wall and roof trusses are being erected across three areas of the new accommodation buildings that will feature thirty bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.
The new buildings are being built at the eastern end of the training ground facility, in the accommodation and hospitality precinct. They will be single storey of brick veneer construction with Colorbond rooftops.
Fiskville Redevelopment Project Manager David Ong says the three accommodation areas for students will each have a common area and beverage bay, while all bedrooms will be heated and cooled.
“The next stage of construction will be the completion of framing and roof trusses. Then the brickwork and internal lining will be fitted,” David says. Electrical work is also expected to start shortly.
The new accommodation buildings are expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2013, depending on minimal weather interruptions to works.
To the north of the accommodation site, work is also progressing on another Project 2016 funded building - the new single-storey ablution block. This facility is being constructed in the PAD precinct at Fiskville, and will feature change rooms, showers, toilets and locker facilities.
Project 2016 Program Manager Deb Parkin says the project is a major contributor to the redevelopment of CFA’s main training facility. “Project 2016 will also provide funding for the construction of a new structural training prop to replicate fire in a multi-storey environment,” Deb says.
In other works planned for Fiskville, the existing sewer wastewater treatment system has been identified as the next priority project to replace the current plant which was constructed in the early 1980s. The new plant will meet contemporary standards and cater for increased capacity for new and future facilities.