A feasibility study has begun to investigate the installation of a wetland / dam on our school grounds. It is envisaged that it will be situated near the new bus shed and extend into the ag paddock adjacent to this. Governing Council have been investigating with staff as to how we can reduce our water costs and at this stage this would seem to be a viable option if the water can be re-used on the oval and in Ag.
Fortunately we are able to access our trade training centre funding for agriculture to fund the project if it is viable as initial costing suggest the project could be up to $130 000 in total. I will aim to update the community as this project progresses as we are working with the local council. The hope is that we will be able to maintain our oval to a higher standard for not only students at MAS but also for community groups who utilise the oval.