03/11/2020 - 11:18

Architects win $10.4m Pinjarra project

03/11/2020 - 11:18

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A $10.4 million performing arts centre and sports hall are in the works in Pinjarra following the appointment of Bunbury-based designer MCG Architects (MCG).

The project is part of the McGowan government's WA Recovery Plan. Photo: Department of the Premier and Cabinet

A $10.4 million performing arts centre and sports hall are in the works in Pinjarra following the appointment of Bunbury-based designer MCG Architects (MCG).

The project, which is part of the state government’s WA Recovery Plan, is aimed at creating local jobs and providing modern, permanent facilities at Pinjarra Senior High School.

MCG will design the buildings, which encompass teaching spaces for music, drama, and dance.

The firm has previously worked on projects for Collie Senior High School, the Bridgetown Recreation Centre, and the Dolphin Discovery Centre in Bunbury.

Upon completion, the Pinjarra Senior High School project will provide a green room, music classroom, change rooms, kitchen, and secure storage accessible to more than 800 students.

Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke said the investment would make a significant difference to students’ prospects.  

“As a parent, I know what a difference state-of-the-art facilities make on a child’s future,” she said.

“The announcement of the local architect is the first step in building this much-needed performing arts centre and sports hall for the Pinjarra community.

“I know future students and the community will enjoy this facility for years to come.”

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the facilities would allow students to practise sports and explore their creative talents.

“The students and staff at Pinjarra Senior High School will thrive in this much-needed centre and Western Australians will benefit from the jobs that are being created,” she said.

The government said the project would create 37 additional jobs, with earthwork anticipated to begin in the first half of 2021.

Currently in the planning stage, construction for the project is expected to be completed during the 2022 school year.    

 

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