Kinross to add more classrooms near Allenby Road with council’s approval

GO-AHEAD: Kinross Wolaroi School's Icely Road frontage.
GO-AHEAD: Kinross Wolaroi School's Icely Road frontage.

KINROSS Wolaroi School has received the green light to build another classroom building despite construction concerns from neighbours.

Orange City Council approved the application for a two-storey building near the preparatory school buildings, towards the Allenby Road site frontage, including eight classrooms, staff rooms, a office and meeting room and amenities.

Icely Road residents complained vibration during the boarding house’s construction caused damage to their homes and councillor Tony Mileto asked if anything could be done.

“The resident wants some assurance the equipment which was used initially won’t be used again,” he said. 

However, acting development services director Mark Hodges said it was a civil matter between the school and residents, but there was an advisory note suggesting the school deal with the neighbours.

He said the proposed development would be 90 metres from houses and other school buildings would be closer. 

The school could not be reached for comment.