Minister Opens Redeveloped Facilities At Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School

Minister Opens Redeveloped Facilities At Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School

Western Australia Minister for Education Peter Collier

Western Australia Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

Kalgoorlie School Rebuild Key To Brighter Future

Victor P Taffa

  • Stage 1 of $45 Million Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School opens
  • New classrooms, cafeteria and design and technology facilities
  • Made possible by Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program

Students and staff at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School are set to benefit from more than 24 brand new classrooms, after a major redevelopment of the school.

Education Minister Peter Collier today opened

  • Three new classroom blocks,
  • Cafeteria,
  • Refurbished design and technology centre,
  • Upgraded gymnasium change rooms.

“These high-quality new facilities provide the opportunity for staff and students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School to build a positive educational future.” Mr. Collier said.

A survey of the Kalgoorlie community last year found parents and community members wanted schools where students felt safe and supported.

“The redevelopment, which fulfils an election commitment, was about creating a place where students want to learn and grow and lay the foundations of a bright future.” Mr. Collier said.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions was committed to improving educational opportunities in regional Western Australia.

“Regional students deserve access to a high standard of education facilities, and the staff and students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School will now have access to specialist subject teaching and facilities.” Mr. Redman said.

“Royalties for Regions are building sustainable regional communities to ensure a brighter future for our next generation.”

The final stage of the redevelopment, to be completed next year, will include demolition of old teaching blocks and the construction of a new education support centre and a visual arts building.

WA Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

WA Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fact File

  • 327 people were employed on the project
  • The upgrades comprise Stage 1 of a $45 Million rebuild, made possible by Royalties for Regions through the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund
  • Since 2008, Royalties for Regions has invested $6.9 Billion in more than 3,700 regional projects
  • The State Government is investing $1.089 Billion over four years, including $300 Million in 2016-17 alone to build new schools and improve existing schools