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Bou-Wa The construction journey

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The construction journey

  • 2008 – April: Cairns High Performance Centre Project Conception
  • 2008 – June: Application to Sport & Rec $160k (Multi Court Flooring and Lights)
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  • 2009 – March: Application approval and implementation.
  • 2009 – August: Minister Boyle opens upgraded multi-court facility
  • 2012 – March: Application for Covered area roof and Pool Amenities Upgrade 
  • 2014 – November: Swimming pool shell and amenities require significant repair
  • 2015 – Support from Cairns City Council, JCU, CQUniversity for new facilities
  • 2015 – July: Swimming Pool shell gets a makeover, repaint, tiling, new pump and filtration.
  • 2015  - Presented to Warren Entsch in the frame of Northern Sport Precinct Concept.
  • 2015 – Election commitments made by both major parties.
  • 2015 – plans were drawn up to put a cover over the 'cage'.

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2015 – October: Labor Member for Cairns Rob Pyne names project as his number one priority for Cairns and advocates for it to the Education Minister

2015 – December: School Council chair, Virginia Cullen makes a submission to Minister Kate Jones

2016 – February: School is hopeful that an announcement of funding is imminent

2016: The change rooms were seen to be a great opportunity to create a state of the art swim centre.

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2016 – March: Shade sail pole collapses in causing the facility to deteriorate rapidly

2016 -  February: Inspiration for a new hall was commissioned.

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Trying a new vision and inspiration

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2017 – March: School advised that the state of the multi-court facility is in need of major restoration work

2017 – September: Premier attends Cairns State High School as part of the Centenary celebrations, officially opening the Junior Secondary building and MacKenzie Walk, unveiling the Centenary plaque on A Block and then making an announcement of $11M funding for a new Hall.

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2018 - Planning for the new hall with Yidinji elders and students from the Torres Strait and Cairns.

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First sketches for Centennial Hall

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Planning meetingfor start up

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2020: Fences up for the start of school

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Demolition of the cage and removal of U Block

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2020: Construction commences

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2020 - April-June: The Slabs go down

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Mr Anthony Easton, DP, liaising with the builders and managing logistics.

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Mr Geoff Mayes: The dream becoming reality.

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The change rooms to the pool

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2020: Gone

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2020 - May/June:The new hall rises from the ground

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June 26 Walls being poured onsite in tilt slab
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July 21: No more concrete to pour and walls about to go up

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Explaining how the walls will be lifted into place next week
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Mr Healy holding a gold glass brick insert for the oval wall feature
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Three 11m columns
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The new toilets and change rooms
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Looking from the stage back to the oval
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50kg steels waiting for the wall structure

23 July
 Wall columns are set in place.
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Site visit 11/8/2020 HPE and INTAD staff

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21 August: Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji elder Uncle Peter Hyde came in today to check out Bou-wa, the traditional name being given to Centennial Hall.

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Looking north from the stage Oct 2020

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Mr Bernie MacKenzie OAM (Principal 1977-1999) on an inspection tour

Oct 2020

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15 November: Entrance awning steels

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Visit on 1 December

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Nov 15

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12 February

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24 February

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08 March

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Parent preview for P&C 16 March

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IMG-1273.jpgIMG-1274.jpgThe planned product:

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Last reviewed 17 March 2021
Last updated 17 March 2021