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Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Joondalup TAFE Closer To New $17.6 Million Trades Workshop

Victor P Taffa

  • Peter Hunt Architect appointed to design light auto training workshop at Joondalup TAFE
  • Workshop will deliver training in new and emerging auto and ICT-related technologies
  • Project is part of largest TAFE capital works program in Western Australia history
  • Construction will create local jobs and is expected to start in November 2021

Peter Hunt Architect has been appointed to design a $17.6 Million light auto trades training workshop at North Metropolitan TAFE’s Joondalup campus.

“Our Government’s main priority is job creation, and revitalising the State’s training sector to deliver world-class learning opportunities will assist that.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“Rebuilding our TAFE’s plan will create of a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians and lay the groundwork for a bright, prosperous future.”

Facility will be used to deliver training in new and emerging auto technologies and ICT-related technologies such as the maintenance and repair of drones and innovations in horticulture that will help sustain the jobs of the future.

Peter Hunt Architect is the Perth-based architectural practice responsible for the major refurbishment of Beatty Park Leisure Centre in North Perth and the HBF Park (formerly Perth Oval) stadium redevelopment in Perth’s inner east.

Construction of the light auto workshop is anticipated to start in November 2021.

Project will unlock local jobs and have a positive flow-on effect for small businesses in the area.

Joondalup upgrade was announced in July 2020 as part of the Western Australia Recovery Plan that will create thousands of local jobs, and will see a record $167.4 Million invested in upgrades to essential infrastructure across Western Australia’s five TAFE colleges.

“New $17.6 Million trades workshop at Joondalup TAFE is a significant project for the area that will help locals gain skills in job growth industries.” Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said.

“This will be a major boost for young people and jobseekers in the northern suburbs, setting them up for long-term employment.”

Also, in the northern suburbs, $32 Million has been allocated to build a multistorey training facility at the Balga TAFE campus for training in building and construction, community services and general education.

Abbreviations:

TAFE              Technical and Further Education

ICT                  Information and communications technology

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