Melville Senior High School Performing Arts Centre Features Unveiled

Melville Senior High School Performing Arts Centre Features Unveiled

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Stage Set For Melville Senior High School Performing Arts Centre

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier unveils images of performing arts centre to be built at Melville SHS
  • A key election commitment, construction of the $4.5 Million facility will begin in December
  • Final centre will be an industry-standard performance space for music, dance and drama

Premier Mark McGowan today unveiled the architectural design images of the new performing arts centre to be built at Melville Senior High School.

“My Government is committed to investing in public schools across Western Australia to ensure all students regardless of where they live get a high-quality education.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“We are investing $468.7 Million to build and improve Western Australia public schools, and help support jobs for Western Australians.”

A key McGowan Government election commitment, construction will begin next month on the $4.5 Million centre.

New centre will feature two connected spaces for drama and dance, both with sprung floors and divided by a movable wall.

“While the State Government is committed to building new schools in growing areas, we are also investing in established schools so students can continue to learn in the best possible environments.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“This investment will deliver a significant improvement for performing arts programs and performances at Melville Senior High School.”

There will be retractable seating for 300 people, a green room, foyer and gallery space, as well as storage and a staff study.

School has contributed a further $400,000 to the project for additional features such as lighting equipment, as well as covered concrete walkways that will connect the new centre to the school’s existing arts area.

WA Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Delivering a performing arts centre at Melville Senior High School was one of my key election commitments and I’m proud to be delivering on this.” Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley said.

Cox Architects and EMCO Building are delivering the project, which is scheduled for completion in late 2019.