Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    New sports facility for Perth Modern School

    25/03/2015 12:00 AM
     
    • $3.38 million sports centre opened
    • Tyler McCusker Sports Centre named after donors and alumni

    Students at one of Western Australia's leading public schools are playing sport in a state-of-the-art new centre.

     

    Opening the Tyler McCusker Sports Centre this morning, Education Minister Peter Collier said the new facility would complement the school's proud academic tradition. 

     

    "This is a wonderful enterprise, with the State Government and the community coming together to make the vision a reality," Mr Collier said.

     

    "The multi-purpose facility caters for a range of sports from badminton to basketball with retractable seating capacity for 160 people."

     

    The State Government invested $2.3 million in the project, with a further $1.08 million raised by the school community.

     

    Significant donations were made by former Governor Malcolm McCusker and businessman Donald Tyler, both of whom were educated at Perth Modern School.

     

    The new centre includes nine badminton courts; three volleyball courts; one basketball court; and one netball court.

     

    "I am delighted the community has taken such a proactive approach to bringing this centre to fruition. The legacy will be felt for generations to come," the Minister said.

     

           Fact File

    • Established in 1911, Perth Modern School is WA's only fully selective school for academically gifted students
    • The State Government is investing $1.16 billion over the next four years to build new schools and improve and extend existing schools
    • For more information, visit http://biggerpicture.education.wa.edu.au/  

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