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New high school construction on track for Mackay


The building of Mackay’s new Catholic secondary school on Nebo Road, Catherine McAuley College, is on track despite heavy rain over the summer.

Principal Jim Ford says preplanning had accounted well for weather disruptions during the construction phase.

“There are contingencies in place for these events. Living in Mackay, it was almost a certainty that we experienced some heavy rain during summer," Mr Ford said.

"We were well prepared. We continued to reach our construction timeline milestones."

Construction will happen over four stages with the school to open for years 7's in 2022.