NSW: Education Dept Vouches for COLA Design

Reported by Julia | 02 Aug, 2010

No evidence of systematic problems has been found with the design of covered outdoor learning areas (COLA), the Education Department says. The statement has been released following a building collapse at a public school in Kooringal on Tuesday. Initial inquiries indicate the steel frame of the COLA became unstable during construction before crashing. No one …

NSW: Structural Collapse Halts School Construction

Reported by Julia | 30 Jul, 2010

The construction of a new covered outdoor learning area (COLA) at a public school in Kooringal has received a major setback after the structure’s steel frame collapsed on Tuesday. The school had been given $1.2 million for construction of the COLA under the Building the Education Revolution’s (BER) Primary Schools for the 21st Century funding …