$8.7 million upgrade for Moora Residential College
Bright future for Wheatbelt students living away from home
New area with computers for student studies
Made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program
Students at Moora Residential College in the Wheatbelt will soon enjoy new and refurbished facilities.
Education Minister Peter Collier said the college would receive $8.7 million from the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program for the extensive upgrade.
"The upgrade - which includes a new learning area with computers - will give students the best facilities for studying and living away from home," Mr Collier said.
"Modern and comfortable accommodation will ensure students feel safe and supported while learning for many years to come."
The upgrade also includes significant renovations to courtyards, student dormitories, toilets and showers; a new kitchen and laundry; and general building maintenance.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Moora Residential College had been providing boarding facilities for secondary students in the Wheatbelt for more than 40 years.
"These refurbishments will be great for current students and ensure the college is a comfortable home away from home for years to come," Mr Redman said.
"This is an important investment for Royalties for Regions that will boost essential services for country students and allow them to be part of a regional community."
Construction is scheduled to start in March 2018 and is expected to be completed in December 2018.
Moora Residential College provides boarding services for up to 50 students
Current students are from the local Wheatbelt area and the coastal towns of Cervantes, Jurien Bay and Green Head
The college is co-located with Central Midlands Senior High School
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