The State Government has allocated an extra $200,000 to the budget for new upper high school facilities at Kununurra District High School.
Education Minister Colin Barnett said today the funding would be made available along with the $300,000 announced earlier as part of the 2000-2001 capital works program.
“We had allocated an initial amount of $300,000 earlier this financial year but the school has expressed a need for extra funding for the works if they are to be of major benefit,” Mr Barnett said.
“I’m happy to be able to provide this additional $200,000 so that Kununurra gets a facility which is most useful for local students.”
Mr Barnett said the additional money would take into consideration the higher costs of building in the North-West.
“Initial discussions between the Education Department and the school community have already begun,” he said.
“The additional funding will enable a very good brief to be determined.
“Facilities will include a study room, group teleconference room, staff office and student breakout room.
“It’s very important we provide these facilities for Kununurra’s Year 11 and 12 students so we can see more post-compulsory students supported to complete high school and go on to higher education.”
Mr Barnett said the facility would be designed to allow for easy expansion should future enrolments warrant this.
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