Hunter New England - Maitland Rutherford Technology High School


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Drew Varnum Executive Director 02 4908 4999

Significant growth in Maitland’s western suburbs and in student population were the catalysts for the upgrade of Rutherford Technology High School.  The completed project provides students with high quality resources particularly in practical areas such as science, industrial arts, performing arts and special education.

The major upgrade was completed in six stages with six buildings and one hundred and eighty rooms delivered. The work refurbished or extended buildings in addition to the construction of new buildings.  NSW Public Works provided leadership, project and contract management services to facilitate the design, documentation and construction of new facilities and refurbishment of existing facilities and procurement services.

The project included the delivery of:

  • upgrades to existing buildings
  • a new two-storey block comprising 19 general classrooms plus five special education classrooms
  • a new performing arts workshop
  • upgraded science labs and commercial kitchen
  • a new staffroom
  • refurbished home economic and administration block
  • three all-weather courts
  • extensive landscaping work.