Mark McGowan

Mark McGowan

Minister for Education and Training; South West

    Upgrade boost for Carnarvon community

    6/08/2008 12:00 AM

    Education and Training Minister Mark McGowan today opened Carnarvon Senior High School’s new $4.54million recreation centre.


    Mr McGowan said the recreation centre was part of a major upgrade for the school giving students, teachers and the Carnarvon community a state of the art facility.


    “A considerable amount of time and effort has gone into ensuring this multi-million dollar project was completed for the Carnarvon community,” he said.


    The recreation centre includes:

    ·        a gymnasium;

    ·        change rooms;

    ·        a performing arts centre;

    ·        a refurbished roof;

    ·        new floors; and

    ·        new fixtures and fittings.


    The Minister said the school’s science wing, including three laboratories, a chemical store and seminar room, was also refurbished with new fittings, flooring and cabinets.


    Local member Vincent Catania said the new facilities have made a vast improvement for students and teachers in science and physical education.


    “Community use of the recreation centre will further encourage community involvement in the school,” Mr Catania said.


    “An upgrade to the school’s fire service system was also part of the project.


    “The upgrade was designed by Armstrong Parkin Architects and built by Badge Constructions.”


    Mr McGowan said the State Government was committed to enhancing education and training facilities for Western Australian students.


    “The State Government was spending $1.41billion over four years on school infrastructure projects across Western Australia,” he said.


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