East Galway TD Seán Canney has said that he has been informed by the Minister for Education that progress is being made on the proposed single campus national school in Gort.
The Minister confirmed that the Developed Design Stage 2a is progressing and that a report has recently been submitted to the Department for review and approval.
Deputy Canney said that following approval by the Department of the Developed Design, the project will then progress to Detailed Design which includes planning permission, fire certification, tender stage and appointment of the building contractor.
“The project will accommodate 12 classrooms and a two class SEN base with associated special education teach rooms, staff rooms, toilet facilities and associates siteworks,” he said.
“Currently, Gort National School is spread across two sites in the town centre and at the edge of the town.”
The Independent TD said that it is important that the momentum is kept up, and he urged the Minister and Department officials to expedite the review and approval of the Stage 2a design so that the project can progress to details design and tender as quickly as possible.
“I will continue to liaise with the Minister to ensure it progresses in a timely manner for the benefit of Gort National School,” he added.