Earlier this week, we were delighted to officially open Boola Maarakool – the College's new, state-of-the-art Facilities Operations Centre.
Overlooking the expansive College Oval, the new building is home to our dedicated Facilities, Maintenance and Grounds teams and allows for a more collaborative and cohesive campus, ensuring this team can continue their outstanding hard work in ensuring the College campus not only looks beautiful but functions seamlessly.
The opening ceremony welcomed guests from All Saints' College, Byte Construction, architects from our partners at Godden Projects, and City of Melville to a cocktail function to enjoy a tour of the building and celebrate its completion.
The new facility features large workshop spaces, a mezzanine storage area, bright staff rooms and offices and neat storage for machinery and equipment. Plenty of action takes place behind the scenes every day at All Saints’ College and the facility will also house a Theatre Workshop and a central retrievals hub for vital support operations that are managed every day, such as goods and service contractors.
In the Noongar language, Boola signifies ‘plenty’, while Maarakool translates to ‘with the hands’ or ‘hands on’ – a perfectly fitting name for the work that will take place in this facility and a name that acknowledges our commitment to recognising Noongar Boodja (land).
The construction of Boola Maarakool is part of a multimillion-dollar project focused around the establishment of our innovative Childcare Centre on the ASC campus.
Thank you to all those involved in the planning, development and construction of the new building including Godden Projects and Byte Construction. We also thank friend of the College, Aunty Freda for her guidance and expertise in ensuring the building and its name celebrates the cultural significance of the land on which it is built.