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

    Kalgoorlie school rebuild key to brighter future

    14/10/2016 9:30 AM
     
    • Stage 1 of $45 million Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School opens
    • New classrooms, cafeteria and design and technology facilities
    • Made possible by Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions program

    Students and staff at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School are set to benefit from more than 24 brand new classrooms, after a major redevelopment of the school.

     

    Education Minister Peter Collier today opened three new classroom blocks, a cafeteria, a refurbished design and technology centre, and upgraded gymnasium change rooms.

     

    "These high-quality new facilities provide the opportunity for staff and students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School to build a positive educational future," he said.

     

    A survey of the Kalgoorlie community last year found parents and community members wanted schools where students felt safe and supported.

     

    "The redevelopment, which fulfils an election commitment, was about creating a place where students want to learn and grow and lay the foundations of a bright future," Mr Collier said.

     

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Royalties for Regions was committed to improving educational opportunities in regional Western Australia.

     

    "Regional students deserve access to a high standard of education facilities, and the staff and students at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School will now have access to specialist subject teaching and facilities," Mr Redman said.

     

    "Royalties for Regions is building sustainable regional communities to ensure a brighter future for our next generation."

     

    The final stage of the redevelopment, to be completed next year, will include demolition of old teaching blocks and the construction of a new education support centre and a visual arts building.

     

    Fact File

    • 327 people were employed on the project
    • The upgrades comprise Stage 1 of a $45 million rebuild, made possible by Royalties for Regions through the Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund
    • Since 2008, Royalties for Regions has invested $6.9 billion in more than 3,700 regional projects
    • The State Government is investing $1.089 billion over four years - including $300 million in 2016-17 alone - to build new schools and improve existing schools

    Education Minister's office - 6552 6300

    Regional Development Minister's office: - 6552 6700

     

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