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More than a year after it was drenched in the March 2017 floods, Lismore TAFE campus has finally reopened. Photo TAFE NSW

Some 16 months after last year’s flood, Lismore TAFE will celebrate the completion of flood restoration works at a special community event this Wednesday (July 25).

Over 80 rooms, furniture and valuable hands-on learning equipment were damaged during the catastrophic flood event in March last year, which have now been fully restored or replaced in readiness for students commencing or continuing study in semester 2.

TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Susie George, said the organisation had ‘worked collaboratively with key community stakeholders to ensure that students have been accommodated throughout the restoration process’.

‘Thanks to Southern Cross University, Northern Rivers Conservatorium and St Vincent’s Hospital, we have ensured that our students’ learning outcomes have remained unaffected.’

The celebration will also commemorate the 90th anniversary of the construction of the Lismore Trade School in 1918. The first course that was delivered in the facility was fashion design, which is still taught at Lismore TAFE today.

Members of the community can access facility tours, section and historical displays, live performances and a free sausage sizzle from 9:30am on Wednesday July 25.


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