Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    New $850,000 upgrade for Davallia Primary School in Duncraig

    31/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Davallia Primary School’s entire school community were set to benefit from an $850,000 major upgrade announced today by Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan.


    Mr McGowan said the money would be spent on revamping the existing administration building, which was originally built in 1973.


    “The new administration facilities will benefit staff, students and their parents by creating a more functional and welcoming entrance to the school,” he said.


    “During the upgrade, a new building with a staffroom, offices and staff toilets will be constructed.


    “Architects will be appointed soon and the project is expected to go to tender early next year with the project planned for completion by the end of 2009.”


    The Minister said the 34-year-old school had 398 students from Kindergarten to Year Seven.


    He said the facilities upgrade for Davallia Primary School was further proof of the State Government’s commitment to improving public schools throughout Western Australia.


    “We are building a world-class education system and that means giving students the best schools with the best facilities and resources to enhance learning,” Mr McGowan said.


    The State Government is spending $1.41billion on school infrastructure projects across WA.


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


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