Darling Point Special School To Get a Major Makeover

Did you know that Darling Point Special School is about to have a major makeover?

To enable the school to keep up with rising enrollment, Darling Point Special school is up for a much-needed revamp. The school has submitted a development application to conduct a major makeover.

Funded by the state government to the tune of $15.8 million, the project aims to upgrade outdated facilities and deliver a new learning facility.

The new building will house not just new classrooms but will also include outdoor learning areas, a collaborative space for the staff, amenities, an undercroft, multi-purpose areas, and storage rooms. A new play area is also included in the redevelopment plan.

Barring any delays, the redevelopment should be completed by 2022. 

Meanwhile, in May 2021, another state government-funded project for the special school was completed which delivered two new learning spaces. The first learning space was the former chillout room and bathroom while the second learning area used to be a vacant area.

In 2020-2021, with its Renewing Our Schools program, the State Government has invested a total of $1.9 billion, delivering refurbished and new learning spaces. Of the 1,254 state schools that received these funds for new learning spaces and support facilities, 45 were special schools.

About Darling Point Special School

Founded in 1958 as the Darling Point Opportunity School, the school was demolished in 1985 to give way to the construction of a new school. It then re-opened in 1986 as Darling Point Special School.

Located at 368 Upper Esplanade, Manly, the school serves the suburbs of Manly, Cannon Hill, Chandler, Gumdale, Hemmant, Lindu, Lota, Murarrie, Ransome, Thorneside, Tingalpa, Wakerly, and Wynnum, as well as parts of Bulimba, Birkdales and Wellington.

The school provides special educational programs catering to students aged 5 to 18 who have intellectual disabilities, or significant delays in cognitive and physical development.

Wynnum Manly Leagues Club to Offer New Facilities in April

The Wynnum Manly Leagues Club is expected to open its newest facilities in April after undergoing a series of upgrades and developments worth $10 million. With the new facilities come 70 new job opportunities!

After over a year in the works, the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club is slowly but steadily nearing the completion of its most ambitious overhaul yet, with the construction of a brand-new cafe, bar and reception area, plus a new lounge area scheduled for completion in late March. 

The first stage of the club’s redevelopment began in October, 2020, which revolved around the creation of a new gaming area and an entirely new wing. Stage two began in December, which focused on the club’s new restaurant and café area. 

To boost the local economy, the club aims to hire local talents to work in customer service roles. Over the last few months, a little under 20 new hirees have been taken in, and with a list of 70 jobs to fill, there’s plenty of room for more on their roster. 

With the creation of new facilities and features for patrons, the club seeks to employ 50 additional members staff to cater to the needs of the club’s patrons. With the bulk of its renovations now nearing completion, the club aims to open its new facilities to the public sometime in April. 

Follow the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club’s Facebook page for the latest promotions, meals, and deals, as well as updates on the progress of their renovations. 

Find them at 92 Wondall Road Manly West, open from 9:00AM to 3:00AM on weekdays, and 10:00AM to 3:00AM on weekends.