In April  SEMZ team took a road trip to Shepparton to tour the recently completed Greater Shepparton Secondary College and Mooroopna Children and Family Centre.

We were joined by Dr Ben Cleveland for an in depth discussion on the benefits and implications of integrating pedagogical learnings within the physical design of education environments, and the immense progress seen in the built form of Victorian schools over recent years.

Carla, Terrianne and Jenni from the Mooroopna Children and Family Centre then toured the SEMZ team through their beautiful new facility.  The tour provided insight to the centre’s integral role in supporting local  families with young children, and especially those who need extra guidance and support to navigate their children’s needs from birth through to pre-school.

The day was topped off with dinner and drinks at the picturesque Nagambie Brewery and an opportunity to unwind and enjoy time spent as a team.

Early on  Thursday morning before heading back to Melbourne, a surprising number of the SEMZ team braved the chilly Nagambie Lakes with a invigorating swim to start their day. 

Having navigated through the recent years of remote working and COVID restrictions, we’re grateful for the opportunity to gather together in a beautiful part of Victoria and celebrate the two recently completed projects.