Perth’s newest inner-city school, Bob Hawke College, opened its doors to its first students. Initially enrolling 250 Year 7 students it will grow to an expected 1,500 Year 7 to Year 12 students by 2025, with a capacity for up to 2,000 students in future.

Stage one of the $70 million construction included classrooms, science and technology laboratories, a library, lecture theatre, administration and student services, as well as a cafeteria, landscaped courtyards and multipurpose playing courts, creating areas for students to play and socialise.

Galvin Specialised is passionate about providing water solutions for a healthier environment and was chosen to assist in the design and supply of taps, water management systems and fixtures. As a local manufacturer, the team was further able to offer ongoing assistance to plumbing contractors during the project to ensure correct installation and operation of its products and systems. 

Aiming to deliver safe and clean potable water, particularly in a school environment, the team at Galvin Specialised offered exclusively Lead Safe™ product solutions for its high-performance remote push-button drinking bubblers and bottle fillers.

AS/NZS 3718 and WELS 6 star approved Ezy-Drink® product range offers robust high quality performance in demanding school environments. The selected stainless steel option eliminates the risk of lead leaching into the water from the tapware even after prolonged
periods of stagnation. It also protects children’s teeth through its AS 4020 approved rubber mouthguard made from EPDM material with high UV and fungal and bacterial attacks resistance increasing its longevity in high wear outdoor environments.

Completing the package offering were school laboratory tapware, gas outlets, floor grates, fire equipment and meter boxes.

Key Data 

 Location: Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6008      Architect: Bateman Architects and T&Z Architects  
 Project Start: July 2018        Hydraulic Consultant: Hydraulic Design Australia
 Project Completion: December 2019     Builder: PACT Construction
 Developer: Department of Education      Plumbing Contractor: Nemjon Plumbing & Drainage Contractors


Products Installed 

Ezy-Drink® Lead SafeTM Drinking Tap (TD15XP)
Ezy-Push® Timeflow Push Button Tap (368690)
Drains and Cleanouts (67721X, DI4M06RX, 67717X, 302185X, 303185X, 302655X)
School Laboratory Gas Outlets (TG40RAC)
School Laboratory Tapware (TL14SJ16C, TL16FJ16C)
Vandal Resistant School Pattern Tapware (40691, 49953, 49949, 49920, 49924)
CI Meter Boxes
Red Emperor® Fire Equipment (381337, 381301, 381331, 381905, 382523)​