11/05/2012 - 11:48

$80m revamp for Willetton High

11/05/2012 - 11:48

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$80m revamp for Willetton High
Education Minister Liz Constable.

The state government has announced preliminary plans to spend up to $80 million on the redevelopment of Willetton Senior High School.

Premier Colin Barnett and Education Minister Liz Constable launched a two stage construction program at the school today, with $32.5 million to be allocated for the first stage of works in the 2012-13 state budget.

The first stage of construction is scheduled to be completed by 2015, with the second stage to begin from 2016.

“Stage one will provide for the construction of a new science block suited to the high standard of science education at the school, complete with the most up-to-date science and technology equipment, more laboratories and a dedicated planning area for staff,” the Premier said.

“It will also provide permanent classrooms to maintain and enhance student learning programs, and gifted and talented facilities, relieving the need for transportable classrooms.

“From 2015 we will begin to look at stage two facilities with a view to redeveloping the current library, mathematics and administration buildings.

“While we are looking to invest up to $80million in this school, full costs are indicative at this stage to enable the Department of Education to undertake further planning work with the school and community.”

Dr Constable said the works program would cause minimum disruption to current staff and students. 

“Construction will begin next year, and an architect will be appointed shortly to begin detailed design and planning work in consultation with the school community,” she said.

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