Epping West Public School & Ngarala Public School (Epping South Public)

Client: Hansen Yuncken

Project Work: Primary School for Dept of Education NSW

Builder: Hansen Yuncken

Site Location: Epping, NSW

Epping has been identified as an area of significant population growth, the Department of Education’s decision to build a new school at Epping South and upgrade the school at Epping West was vital in order to provide adequate educational opportunities to the surrounding community.

The new primary school at Epping South (called “Ngarala Public School” – meaning ‘learning together’ in the Dharug language) were built on a disused TAFE site and will accommodate 600 students in a state of the art learning environment that includes 25 new flexible learning spaces administration and staff areas; Hall and canteen; Library; Covered outdoor learning area (COLA); Special education unit; Special programs area; Play space in various locations; and a staff car park.

The Epping West school upgrade included construction of two new buildings; containing 29 new classrooms, together with the refurbishment and renovation works to existing buildings.

Alland’s scope was extensive, and after more than 12 months on site, could look back on the work with pride.  Works on both sites included:

  • New Substation
  • Consumer mains and Submains
  • Underground conduits and pits including trenching, excavation and backfilling for all underground conduits.
  • distribution boards including sub-metering and surge diverters.
  • electrical reticulation including provision of cable trays, cable ladders, conduits, brackets and catenaries.
  • final subcircuit wiring for the power installation including provision of isolators, permanent connections.
  • final subcircuit wiring for the lighting installation including provision of luminaires, light switches, motion detectors.
  • fire detection.
  • lighting control system.
  • emergency and exit lighting.
  • category 6A UTP structured cabling system including provision of patch panels and telecommunications outlets.
  • security, CCTV and intercom systems.
  • stage lighting.
  • sound reinforcement system.
  • hearing augmentation system.
  • solar photovoltaic system.
  • public address system.
  • energy monitoring system.
  • earthing installation.
  • fire rating and sealing of all penetrations.