A new school in the Northern Territory is set to open on April 16, marking the end of an $11.9 million construction project.
Nemarluk School is an education centre for children with special needs – requiring unique infrastructure to be built to cater to the students' needs.
The site received extensive upgrades, including 14 new classrooms, a gymnasium, new staffrooms and a multipurpose assembly hall.
The students also now have access to a hydrotherapy pool especially designed for exercise and rehabilitation.
"These kids face significant physical and developmental challenges every day and it's important we get the facilities right – that's why we have invested $11.9 million in this project to provide a first-class purpose-built facility to deliver care and education," state chief minister Paul Henderson said on March 28.
As well as providing the students with brand new buildings, the project has also made it easier to navigate around the school, with a colour-coding system introduced.
Kon Vatskalis, the member for Casuarina, also said that the school will be able to be used throughout the community.
"I'm thrilled the local community will also have access to these brand new facilities to use for community events."
According to Mr Henderson, the upgrades come as part of the Northern Territories $30 million Special Schools Infrastructure Plan.