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

    Education a winner for Carnarvon students

    7/12/2016 6:00 PM
    • $64.95 million Liberal National Government investment over four years
    • Permanent accommodation for 550 K-12 students to be delivered

    Students in Carnarvon are set to benefit from the Liberal National Government's $64.95 million amalgamation of current schooling facilities, which will see seamless education provided to students from kindergarten through to Year 12 on one school site.


    Education Minister Peter Collier said the Government's investment would create state-of-the-art facilities at Carnarvon Community College.


    "These upgrades will allow the college to take students from kindergarten to Year 12 and consequently provide a seamless education for all students," Mr Collier said.


    "Access to new and specialised facilities will mean the college can offer a wider range of subject choices, which will be especially beneficial to secondary students."


    This new $20.65 million investment is the final piece of funding for the project, and builds on the $35.5 million the State Government announced in May this year and $8.8 million in 2014 for Stage One of the project.


    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the amalgamation would significantly improve the learning environment, particularly for secondary students who were currently located on the old senior high school site.


    "A K-12 school in Carnarvon will ensure the community has access to a modern school with a common ethos and culture throughout all schooling phases," Mr Redman said.


    "I am pleased to see the Royalties for Regions program enabling students to have access to the same opportunities as those in the metropolitan area.  This investment will improve education opportunities for local students, increase curriculum access and allow for seamless education planning."


    Fact File

    • The total project cost is $64.95 million with $57.15 million from the Royalties for Regions program and $7.8 million from the Department of Education
    • Find out how Royalties for Regions is transforming your regional community at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au

    Education Minister's office - 6552 6300

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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