Architect appointed to design TAFE building

AN architect has been appointed to design the new TAFE Gippsland campus near the Port of Sale.

Victorian firm GHD Woodhead Architecture will also design the redevelopment of the Morwell campus.

The state government provided $35.5 million for the Morwell campus redevelopment and $25 million to build the new Port of Sale campus, in the 2018-19 budget.

The upgraded Morwell campus will contain a future skills training centre and a technical training centre of excellence to provide additional learning pathways for students.

TAFE Gippsland is continuing to run community consultations to determine which courses it will offer at the new Port of Sale campus and upgraded Morwell campus.

TAFE Gippsland chief executive Grant Radford said the appointment of architects was another exciting step forward for TAFE Gippsland.

“Our community and stakeholder consultations over the coming weeks will play an integral role in identifying the appropriate mix of courses to inform the architectural designs of the new facilities in Morwell and Sale,” he said.

Eastern Victoria MLC Harriet Shing said the upgrade of TAFE Gippsland’s Morwell campus and the development of the new Port of Sale campus reflected the government’s determination to meet the needs of students, staff and teachers across Gippsland, and to provide greater access to training for students including those who are accessing free TAFE.

Training and Skills and Higher Education Minister Gayle Tierney said the redevelopment of TAFE Gippsland was another example of the work the government was doing to deliver training solutions to meet the needs of students and industry as they adapted in a changing economy.