Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has confirmed that classes at TAFE NSW Tighes Hill have resumed this morning following a fire at the campus overnight.
The fire affected the refrigeration and welding workshops. Currently those workshops are the only impacted areas of the campus and remain closed.
Fire & Rescue NSW have vacated the site and NSW Police will attend to begin investigations shortly.
“I’m advised the situation on site is now safe and staff and students were able to attend classes elsewhere on campus as normal from this morning,” Mr MacDonald said.
“Staff at the campus have been briefed on the situation and communications have been undertaken by TAFE NSW to alert both staff and students on the arrangements which have been put in place.”
“I’m very thankful that all our TAFE NSW staff and students are safe and would once again like to thank emergency workers and TAFE NSW staff for their quick and effective response to the fire last night.”
TAFE NSW is continuing to work fire investigators and NSW Police to determine the cause of the incident and maintain the safety of the site for its staff, students and the general public.
Students with enquiries should contact TAFE on 131 225.