The WA Government has announced an unprecedented plan to modernise West Australian schools as part of the WA Recovery Plan.
The Major School Upgrade package – totals $492.2 million – includes $319.2 million of new funding for upgrades and refurbishments at 63 public schools around the State, stimulating economic growth and supporting around 1,850 jobs.
Works will be carried out over the next four years, and will include major additions to burgeoning secondary schools, new sports halls, classrooms, specialist facilities and refurbishments.
46 metropolitan schools will receive upgrades totalling $201.2 million, while 17 regional schools will share in a total of $118 million.
Major projects include:
- $32 million to provide classrooms and facilities for up to 600 students at Carine Senior High School
- $6.3 million for a new performing arts centre at Albany Senior High School
- $18.3 million to rebuild education support facilities and new classrooms at Kalamunda Senior High School
- $18.3 million for a new performing arts centre, sports hall and classroom building at Lynwood Senior High School
- $3.1 million for refurbishment of the sports hall and additional refurbishments at Bunbury Senior High School
- $22 million to provide new facilities for students at Karratha Senior High School
- $16.1 million for a new classroom building at Joseph Banks Secondary College
- $15.2 million complete school rebuild at Lesmurdie Primary School
- $15 million to provide a new classroom block, and science, design and technology facilities at Australind Senior High School
- $5.3 million for a new performing arts centre at Dianella Secondary College
- $10.4 million for a new performing arts centre and sports hall at Pinjarra Senior High School
- $10 million to rebuild Westminster Primary School.
For more information:
- visit WA Recovery Plan Initiatives
- see the Unprecedented investment in upgrades to WA schools as part of WA Recovery Plan media statement.