Secondary schools will be redeveloped as part of school infrastructure upgrades in Western Australia.
15 secondary schools will be rebuilt or upgraded as part of the State Government’s $465 million investment into schools across the state.
As part of the upgrades, 50-year-old Balcatta Senior High School will receive a $50 million redevelopment.
An architect will soon be appointed to design the school redevelopment with construction to start in 2018.
The works are expected to be completed in 2021.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the school was in long need of an upgrade to provide students with “high-quality learning spaces.”
“This is part of our commitment to provide outstanding education facilities that support students’ educational needs and too ensure that students can learn and staff can teach in the best possible environment,” she said.
Along with Balcatta Senior High School, John Forrest Secondary College will also receive a $50 million major rebuild.
Schools will also receive revitalisations with a $10 million boost for Darling Range Sports College, $8.4 million lift for Southern River College, while Wanneroo Secondary College will receive $5 million and Mount Lawley Senior High School $4 million.
Kinross College will also receive $2.5 million, Canning Vale College will get $2 million and Morley Senior High School will get $1.5 million.
A number of regional Western Australian schools will also be redeveloped, with $20 million for Broome Senior High School, $7.5 million for Collie Senior High School while Eaton Community College will receive a $5 million redevelopment.
Lakeland Senior High School – Mandurah and Newton Moore Senior High School will also receive a $2.5 million and $3 million development respectively.
Premier Mark McGowan said the State Government was delivering its infrastructure program as part of its plan to improve WA schools.
“We are delivering on our multimillion dollar commitment to prove upgrades to secondary schools across the State,” he said.
He said the school infrastructure program would also boost job creation for the State.
“This is part of our majority investment in public school infrastructure – to build high-quality learning spaces for WA students and create new jobs for Western Australia workers.”