Residents looking up into the sky above Kinross Wolaroi School on Tuesday could have been excused for rubbing their eyes and second guessing themselves.
However, there were indeed classrooms being lifted off trucks and down onto a patch of earthworks as the new building began installation on Tuesday at Kinross.
Kinross business manager Greg Alderson said the school was glad to have construction of the new building, which would house eight classrooms, under way.
“For us it’s very exciting on two fronts, it’s a new way of building for us and the process has been so much less intrusive for us and for our neighbours,” Mr Alderson said.
“It didn’t start until the day school finished and the major construction work will be done the day before school starts so it all happens in less than eight weeks.
The new classrooms will allow Kinross to rotate classes through the new building while they refurbish their current classrooms over the next few years.
Mr Alderson said the building would be pre-made in Melbourne and driven up the road over the next few weeks, and as much as possible was done by people in and around Orange.
“It’s great, that’s the way you want to do the work, and while the primary manufacturing is done by KL Modular Systems, all of the support work … is all being done by local firms,” Mr Alderson said.
“We’re very excited and can’t wait to see them up. It’s a great start to the new year for us,” Alderson said.