Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Former Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Community at the heart of South-West college expansion

    30/05/2016 1:15 PM
    • Bright future for Cape Naturaliste students with major school upgrade
    • New science classrooms among facilities to benefit students 

    Students in Dunsborough, Vasse and Busselton are set to benefit from a multimillion-dollar expansion of Cape Naturaliste College due to open in 2020.


    Announced in the 2016-17 State Budget, the college will receive $32.1 million to build stage two, including $6 million from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said the college opened in 2008 as a middle school and expanded to include Year 12 students in 2012, with Year 7 students joining the school in 2015.


    "The funding paves the way for Cape Naturaliste College to become a fully fledged, state-of-the-art school that provides modern secondary teaching and learning with specialist facilities for 1,200 students," Mr Collier said.


    "A project consultation group, with representatives from the school and community, will be formed to provide input into the build and ensure it is in keeping with the needs of local students and teachers."


    The second stage will include science laboratories; design and technology workshops; visual arts and media studios; a food technology studio; materials technology learning area; health and physical education learning area; performing arts centre; and general classrooms.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said creating high-quality education and learning facilities helped attract new residents to regional communities.


    "The Liberal National Government's dedicated investment in improving opportunities for quality learning and teaching environments will continue to attract more people to live and work in regional Western Australia," Mr Redman said.


    Planning for the second stage will begin in 2017, with building work set to start in 2018. The project is due for completion in time for the start of the 2020 school year.


    Fact File

    • There are currently 703 students at Cape Naturaliste College 

    Education Minister's office - 6552 6300

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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