The town of Moora is set to receive a new library and telecentre, thanks to a partnership between State and local governments, Education and Training Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich announced today.
The $1.4million shared school-community facility will be built at Central Midlands Senior High School.
"Today's announcement is a great example of the State Government working with local government to create a fantastic community facility,” Ms Ravlich said.
"The school-community library and telecentre will be a great learning centre and will help build closer links between the school and community.
“Construction is set to begin in February next year, with completion expected by mid-2007.”
The Minister made the announcement at the official opening of Moora Primary School’s new covered assembly area and canteen.
Ms Ravlich said the Gallop Government had spent more than $425,000 building the new facilities.
“The covered assembly is not just used for school gatherings but also for drama, art and physical education classes come rain, hail or shine,” she said.
“The new canteen is also proving very popular, with the hardworking canteen staff and volunteers preparing nutritious meals for students.”
The Minister acknowledged the hard work and commitment of the Parents’ and Citizens’ Association and the school community in overcoming the considerable damage sustained during the 1999 floods.
“Students were recently involved in a free dress day to raise money for the storm damaged Bicton Primary School which returned the support they received during the floods,” she said.
“Moora has a strong sense of community spirit. This is evident through the community’s assistance with the primary school upgrade and planning for the new library and telecentre.”
Ms Ravlich said that funding for both projects was in addition to the Gallop Government’s $65million Fixing Our School maintenance program.
“Under the maintenance program, Moora Primary School will receive nearly $50,000 and Central Midlands Senior High School will receive more than $182,000,” she said.
The Gallop Government is committed to delivering a world-class education to all Western Australians.
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