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Notice of Meeting

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Dear Friends of the Orphan Schools members and supporters,

The Department of Health is proposing a new development at the top of St John’s Burial Ground where the Trade Workshop is currently located.

In October 2018, the Government announced that it will build a dedicated Mental Health facility at St John’s Park, New Town. This capital project is being managed by Asset Management Services (AMS) in consultation with Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Directorate and Mental Health Services. X-Squared Architects have been appointed as the consultants for the project and have contracted an archaeologist.

An archaeological survey will commence shortly to assess the possibility of burials in that area.

The Department of Health has asked for a joint meeting with the Friends of the Orphan Schools and members of St John’s Church on Wednesday 4 December at 5.30 in the Old Sunday School to explain the project.

It is important that we have as many members as possible attend the meeting. Please email me if you have any questions or phone me on 0409 140 657.


Dr Dianne Snowden AM
Convenor, Friends of the Orphan Schools Inc.