Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett
State Government’s $30 Million Redevelopment A Boost To Education In Dongara
Victor P Taffa
Tenders are expected to be called in early October for construction of the $30 Million new-look Dongara District High School.
Premier Colin Barnett today visited the school and commented on progress towards the comprehensive school upgrade.
Premier Barnett said the project, funded by the State Government’s ‘Investing in Our Schools’ program, would deliver a first-class education environment for local students from Dongara, Port Denison and the surrounding Irwin Shire.
“The new-look Dongara District High School will revitalise education in Dongara and the region.” the Premier said.
“Stage one will see the construction of new school buildings, including three new primary classroom blocks, with a focus on general and specialist facilities for both primary and secondary students.”
“During stage two, a brand new administration block will be built and specialist secondary learning areas will be created. The existing administration block will be retained and refurbished to become a student services area.”
“The entire project is expected to be complete by mid-2012.” Premier Barnett said.
The Premier said the upgrade of Dongara District High School was proof of the State Government’s commitment to delivering quality education in the regions.
“It is very important that regional students have the opportunity to learn in quality facilities and that is what this project will deliver for Dongara.” the Premier said.
Under the Federal Government’s Building Education Revolution, a further $2.5 Million is being spent to deliver a kindergarten, pre-primary and year 1 block of five classrooms. This block is currently under construction and is on schedule for completion later this year.