Clergy, staff get glimpse of Manuka buildings
By Matthew Biddle
ABOUT 40 clergy and staff of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn got a sneak-peek at the construction site of the new Church administrative buildings on March 21.
Clad in hard hats and high-visibility vests, the group were given a brief tour of the site by Brett Bremer, the manager of the site.
Although scaffolding surrounded the majority of the site, areas such as the underground carpark and the atrium were visible to the clergy and staff.
Mr Bremer said construction was on track to meet the April 2017 completion date.
“At this stage we’re progressing fairly well, so it’s looking good as far as the program goes,” he told those present.
Recent progress has seen the second of three levels of the residential building, which will include 44 independent living units, near external completion.
At the conclusion of the site tour, Archbishop Christopher Prowse led prayers for the continued safety of workers on the site.
The $35 million project was approved in September 2014 and will see staff from the Archdiocese and its agencies work in two three-storey office buildings next door to St Christopher’s Cathedral.
A meeting hall and parish offices will also be built as part of the project.