- $19.3 million upgrade to Broome Senior High School completed
- Major election commitment delivered in the Kimberley
- Project involved 29 local businesses and more than 300 WA workers
- New facilities including double-storey teaching block, refurbishments to existing buildings and external landscaping and car parking works constructed by WA's Crothers Construction Pty Ltd
The McGowan Government's $19.3 million upgrade to Broome Senior High School is officially complete, marking the delivery of a major election commitment for the local community.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited the school to view the new double-storey building and other refurbishments, which will be used by students and staff in Term 4 after they return from school holidays.
The modern facilities include general classrooms, computer laboratories, student and staff toilets, a staff area and student services.
Extensive landscaping was also part of the impressive upgrade in addition to a new courtyard for learning and recreation activities. A landscaped area and yarning circle has also been added to the school's Cultural Centre.
The school car park was also upgraded.
More than 300 Western Australian workers and a total of 29 local businesses were employed to work on the project.
Local businesses included Roadline Civil Contractors, Millar Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Services, Nudj Plumbing Service Pty Ltd, Kimberley Manufacturing Pty Ltd, McCorry Brown Earthmoving and Western Formworx Pty Ltd.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"These fantastic upgrades at Broome Senior High School have provided significant opportunities for local businesses and local jobs.
"We're delivering on our commitment to invest in updating public school infrastructure around the State and creating local jobs.
"This was a major election commitment that we've worked hard to deliver, and this facility will benefit local families for years to come."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"I'm so pleased that Broome Senior High School students and staff can now learn and teach in these impressive new facilities.
"This is a fantastic day for students, staff and the entire Broome community who worked together to construct this outstanding modern learning environment for our students to get the best possible opportunities."
Comments attributed to Kimberley MLA Josie Farrer:
"Prior to the 2017 State election, we recognised that these upgrades were desperately needed and I'm pleased to see this project become a reality.
"I'm proud to have delivered this important commitment, another example of our Government's strong investment in vital local infrastructure."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700