Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan
Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery
Margaret River Senior High School Redevelopment
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- $656,034 allocated for maintenance works at Margaret River Senior High School
- Part of $200 Million package to address key maintenance needs at Western Australian public schools
- Schools encouraged to deliver works through Government’s ‘Direct to Market’ initiative
- $30 Million redevelopment of high school on track for completion for 2020 school year
McGowan Government has allocated more than $650,000 to Margaret River Senior High School for general maintenance, structural repairs and to upgrade design and technology workshops.
“Western Australian kids deserve to be learning in the best possible school facilities.” Premier Mark McGowan said.
“I’m pleased to see the major redevelopment of Margaret River Senior High School is underway and on track to be completed in the coming months, in time for the 2020 school year.”
Funding is part of a major school infrastructure package, which will see all 789 public schools across Western Australia receive improvements. Every public school will share in $35 Million to address maintenance items or identified minor works listed in Building Condition Assessment reports.
Schools will be encouraged to use local contractors to deliver these works through the State Government’s ‘Direct to Market’ initiative which gives schools the ability to engage local contractors directly, cutting unnecessary red tape.
“We want to ensure that students at public schools in Western Australia have access to the best possible schools no matter where they live.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.
“Students at Margaret River Senior High School will benefit from fresh and modern learning spaces with the latest technologies.”
Remaining $165 Million of funding is allocated to schools for other targeted maintenance works, upgrades or refurbishments such as classroom upgrades, roof replacements, installation of solar panels and repairs to playing surfaces.
Margaret River Senior High School is also undergoing a $30 Million redevelopment which is on track to be completed for the new school year.
“Original Margaret River school was established in 1955 and is an important place for our local community.” South West Region MLC Adele Farina said.
“Having recently visited the Margaret River Senior High School to inspect the upgraded works to the school only to be told of a number of maintenance works required, I am pleased to see a major funding commitment for maintenance works at this fast-growing high school.”
- Extension to the science block,
- New classroom block,
- New farm facilities and relocation of hard courts,
- New sports hall and fitness centre,
- Refurbishment to the administration block.