- 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.
- 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