Collie's High School Upgrades on Track
Premier Mark McGowan and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray visited Collie Senior High School last Friday to view progress on the $7.5 million worth of upgrades to the school.
Pictured left to right: Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray, Collie Senior High School deputy principal Jodie Hanns and principal Dale Miller and Premier Mark McGowan standing outside the construction site
The new upgrades will enable the school
to cater for an extra 130 students and will replace the five transportable classrooms currently in place.
Currently students are already benefiting from the upgrades with the recent reconfiguration of a workshop into a first class ICT and science, technology, engineering and mathematics laboratory.
Further upgrades, expected to be fully completed in August, will include refurbishments to existing classrooms, a brand new classroom block with eight classrooms, a commercial kitchen and café restaurant, and a food technology studio.
Premier Mark McGowan said his government was committed to investing in quality public school infrastructure to make sure all Western Australian students get the best possible eduation, regardless of where they live.
"In the 2018-19 State Budget, we committed almost $100 million to upgrade regional schools across our state," he said.
South-West builders Pindan Constructions are delivering the main build, employing 60 people on the project, which is underpinned by the McGowan government's Buy Local policy - to increase local content, create jobs and boost the local economy.
Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said upgrading the facilities at Collie Senior High School was one of his key election commitments, and was pleased to see construction was underway.
Collie Senior High School principal Dale Miller said the government contract for art work for the building has been awarded to artist George Domahidy.
"The artwork will celebrate the regions flora and embodies images from the Collie River Valley, Bibbulmun track and Muddi Biddi trail. It will be positioned on the corner of Wittenoom and Patterson Street," she said.
Source: Collie Mail
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