Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    New chapter for Balcatta Senior High School underway

    29/05/2019 3:00 PM
    • Construction of $50 million expansion and upgrade at Balcatta Senior High School begins
    • Works will include a multistorey area with performing arts centre
    • The McGowan Government will invest $452.8 million in 2019-20 to improve infrastructure in WA public schools  

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery and Balcatta MLA David Michael visited Balcatta Senior High School today where construction of the $50 million upgrade to the school officially started.


    The expansion and upgrade of the school will include a new administration area, performing arts centre, gymnasium, science and general classrooms, and staff areas - all located in a three-storey block.


    There will also be a new cafeteria and design and technology building, as well as renovations to the school's library and existing classrooms. Car parks and hard courts will also be resurfaced.


    Balcatta Senior High School was opened in 1967, so original school buildings of heritage significance will also be refurbished. Construction is expected to be completed in 2021.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "We are committed to providing Western Australian children with the best possible opportunities to learn, and expanding and revitalising a school like Balcatta Senior High School will give children these opportunities.


    "More jobs will be created from this investment in public schools across WA."


    Comments attributed to Balcatta MLA David Michael:


    "I have been speaking with local parents and they are thrilled with the new facilities that are on the way.


    "The new performing arts centre will complement the specialist programs at Balcatta Senior High School in dance and music.


    "The school currently has 640 students and with the redevelopment there will be room for that number to grow."


    Minister's office - 6552 5700