Power Street Retaining Wall Replacement
Everyone that uses our back gates in Power Street will no doubt have noticed the extensive work being undertaken to replace the dilapidated retaining wall that runs along the footpath outside our boundary fence. Whist the work are currently causing congestion and inconvenience they will be completed before school resumes for Term 2.
A huge thanks to Maroondah Council for funding and managing these works which will greatly improve this aspect of the school. The new retaining wall, to be constructed of steel H beams and concrete sleepers, will be a vast improvement and hopefully will last a lifetime! There will be some slight changes to the north end pedestrian entry, widening where it joins the footpath, to match the shape at our driveway. A new footpath and reinstatement of the safety fence along Power Street will complete the construction work.
Replanting the embankment will follow. Maroondah Council will supply the plants and we hope to hold a Yarra Road Tree Planting Day involving all students in planting. A very kind neighbour, who has helped to maintain the embankment for many years, will also be assisting in the planting and maintenance. Thank you, Su, we greatly appreciate your efforts to help the school.