Have say on new GOTAFE campus master plan

By Seymour Telegraph

Seymour residents are being asked to have their say on the redevelopment of the GOTAFE campus on Wallis St.

The campus has been given a $2.5million capital works grant by the Andrews Government.

The funding has come in light of the significant growth in the southern Hume region and the introduction of free TAFE courses, some of which are being offered in Seymour.

A community forum was held on Tuesday last week where the architect firm engaged by GOTAFE, Clake Hopkins Clark unvieled the draft master plan for the campus to staff, students and the communinity.

The draft master plan enables staff, students and the community to have a say in how the campus should be redeveloped.

Architect Wayne Stephens was in attendance to explain what Clarke Hopkins Clarke had come up with so far.

Mr Stephens discussed how the physical environment could have a profound effect on how people learn.

He also raised issues around how to make the campus more of a community hub that is seen as being accessible to all and how to make learning spaces more welcoming.

GOTAFE chief executive officer Travis Heeney said the intention was to create flexible learning spaces at the campus that improved the education experience.

He also wanted to see the campus respond to what the community wanted and to make it a space community members felt they had ownership over.

The draft master plan is on display in the foyer of the main campus building on Wallis St until the end of next week and the community is encouraged to have a say on the plans for the campus.