A NEW library for the Albury campus of the Riverina TAFE Institute is under way with Joss Construction starting on a $5.2 million contract yesterday.
The total cost including design and a fit-out of the project could be $7 million, a sum first approved in the 2011 NSW budget.
Joss’ construction manager Martin Reid said he expected up to about 60 to 70 staff and subcontractors to be working on the Poole Street site as it progressed.
“It has to be finished by the end of the year,” Mr Reid said.
The “connected learning commons” will adjoin an existing library and will be partly two storeys.
The “commons” concept reflects the trend for students to access information online and to use technology in their studies.
This is the second major education project being built by Joss in Albury, with extensions to Xavier High School under way.