Shalom College is delighted to announce that the Official Blessing and Opening of two new facilities at the College took place on Thursday 4 March 2021.
The Waterford Building, comprising of fourteen new classrooms and numerous break out and gathering areas across two floors opened to students and staff at the beginning of 2021. This building will deliver state of the art flexible learning areas for generations to come. Murchie Constructions along with Tony Madden Architects undertook this $8million project for the College.
This opening coincides with the official opening of the Shalom College Solar Farm - Australia’s largest private education facility solar farm featuring 810kW total installed solar panel capacity with 1160kW of Tesla battery power.
Since the Solar Farm has come on-line, Shalom College is securing 100% of energy needs from the Sun. On days when sunlight is limited and power needs to be taken from the grid, we have entered into an ‘off-take’ agreement with Hydro Tasmania which effectively ensures that all power consumption is from renewable sources.
The Bishop of Rockhampton, Bishop Michael McCarthy along with Diocesan Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese of Rockhampton, Leesa Jeffcoat were in attendance to officially open and bless both of these exciting new facilities.