Designs Unveiled For Upgrade Of Darling Range Sports College

Designs Unveiled For Upgrade Of Darling Range Sports College

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Designs Revealed For Major School Upgrade In Forrestfield

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier unveils designs for $10 Million upgrade of Darling Range Sports College
  • Construction to kick off in November 2019
  • Another key McGowan Government election commitment on track

New classrooms and revitalised spaces are a step closer for students at Forrestfield’s Darling Range Sports College, with the first designs for a major upgrade released today.

“South-eastern corridor of Perth is experiencing a huge revitalisation.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“We are already building major assets to benefit the community, such as the Forrestfield-Airport Link railway line as part of METRONET.”

Schematic designs for the $10 Million State Government-funded project feature the concepts for new and upgraded classrooms and facilities.

Facilities being considered for the upgrade include:

  • Fire services upgrade,
  • New food building with commercial kitchen and working café,
  • New materials technology building,
  • New roof for the dance spaces,
  • Outside landscaping,
  • Refurbished STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) area.

Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2019 and the project is expected to be completed in January 2021.

“We are committed to building and upgrading public schools to meet the needs of our growing communities and cater for the interests and talents of students.” Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price said.

“Darling Range Sports College was first opened in 1975 as Forrestfield Senior High School, and these new, cutting-edge facilities are a welcomed upgrade by the school community.”

Darling Range Sports College has programs in AFL, athletics, basketball, baseball, softball, netball, soccer and swimming.

Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the school’s academic excellence program, arts program, job-readiness program, and vocational education and training.

 

Abbreviations:

AFL                Australian Football League