Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
November 9, 2018

Provincial Government Issues Public Tender to Construct New
Primary School in Bay Roberts

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador has issued a public tender to construct a new primary school in Bay Roberts to replace Coley’s Point Primary.

The new school will be designed to accommodate students from Kindergarten to Grade 3 and will be located behind Amalgamated Academy on Eric Dawe Drive.

The tender includes construction of the new structure, which will be a single-storey, 4,100-square-metre facility featuring 18 classrooms, a gymnasium, a music room, cafeteria and other required amenities.

Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2019 and be completed in early 2021.

A public tender to construct Paradise Intermediate is expected later this fall while tenders for the replacement of Bay d’Espoir Academy and the Gander Academy reconstruction will be issued this winter. Construction on these three projects is expected to start in 2019 and be completed in 2021. Construction continues on the Mobile Central High and St. Peter’s Academy extensions, with occupancy of both expected in 2019.

The schools are the direct result of commitments outlined in The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments. The plan outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through a total investment of nearly $3 billion.

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“We know the community has been waiting for this project for some time and I am proud to say that we have now reached this step in the process to make it a reality. We expect to award a contract over the coming months with construction to begin in the spring. This will be a brand new facility with modern features that will have a positive impact on the daily lives of students and staff.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“The new primary school in Bay Roberts will provide a modern learning environment that will help meet the educational needs for students and families in the community. This project is an important part of the school infrastructure investment and planning that our government is committed to.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

“I’m absolutely overjoyed to see the plans move forward for this new primary school in Bay Roberts. I’m committed, and our government is committed to providing infrastructure, which includes the newest features, for the betterment of our children’s education today and future generations. With construction set to take place next spring, and completion of the facility early spring of 2021, I look forward to seeing the positive effects this will have on my district of Harbour Grace – Port de Grave.”
Pam Parsons
MHA for Harbour Grace - Port de Grave

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The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments PDF

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2018 11 09                              1:25 p.m.