Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    John Forrest Senior High School facilities upgrade in the pipeline

    24/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Planning is under way for a major $1.23million upgrade at John Forrest Senior High School in Morley.


    Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan said $900,000 would be spent on upgrading the school’s ageing toilet facilities, and a further $330,000 would be spent on extending the cramped administration area.


    “The existing toilet facilities at the school are old and in need of attention,” Mr McGowan said.


    “The toilets will be upgraded with new fittings and fixtures, new tiling, improved lighting and will be freshly painted.


    “Hart Architects have been appointed, and planning is under way with the works expected to be complete in March next year.”


    Maylands MLA Judy Edwards said that facilities management firm Spotless FM had been appointed to design and arrange the revamped administration area, and the project was currently at tender.


    “The school’s existing foyer and main reception area are crowded and these facilities will be extended to create a more user-friendly area,” Dr Edwards said.


    The $330,000 administration upgrade is jointly funded by the Department of Education and Training and a contribution from the school.


    Mr McGowan said the Carpenter Government was spending $1.41billion on school infrastructure projects across Western Australia.


    “We are spending $1.11billion on new schools and upgrades to existing schools and a further $300million on school maintenance,” he said.


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