The key drivers for the College Master Plan are:
Key stakeholders were consulted regarding their requirements at the beginning of the Master Plan process and this continues.
A Sustainability Consultant was also engaged to provide a ‘Roadmap for Sustainability’ that would guide College operations, pedagogy and future building developments.
In November 2018, Mayoh Architects were appointed following the Design Competition held in October 2018.
The Ailsa Mackinnon Community Centre opened in Feburary 2017. Named after Sister Ailsa Mackinnon who was Principal of the College from 1990 to 2004, the new community centre is located at the corner of O’Connell Street and Victoria Road; it features an indoor multi-purpose sports and gathering place (seating approximately 1200 people) as well as four teaching and learning spaces, a roof top outdoor sport area and a gymnasium. Stanton Dahl Architects were the architects for the Ailsa Mackinnon Centre project while Reitsma Constructions Pty Limited were the builders.
The Ailsa Mackinnon Centre was the final element of an ambitious Master Plan which began in 2008 and saw the construction of the Janet Woods Building (featuring multiple fully equipped science labs, a new library, state of the art food technology spaces and a botany room), a new dedicated Student Centre, a Dance Studio and the purpose built Christina Creede Music Centre.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Ailsa Mackinnon Centre Public Art Appeal has successfully raised over $8000.
This will enable the College to commission artworks befitting this contemporary building which express and reinforce the Mercy Values and honour and celebrate the women of our school (past, present and future).
Thank you to our generous donors: