Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Education and Training

    McGowan Government delivering expansion at Ashdale Secondary College

    18/08/2021 11:30 AM
    • $29.35 million allocated to expand facilities at Ashdale Secondary College
    • New facilities will accommodate a further 350 students
    • Capital works to deliver quality educational facilities for Western Australian students while supporting local jobs
    • McGowan Government to invest $449.5 million in 2021-22 State Budget to improve school infrastructure 

    Ashdale Secondary College students are set to benefit from a $29.35 million expansion of the school as part of the McGowan Labor Government's education investment in the 2021-22 State Budget.


    The commitment is part of the McGowan Government's $449.5 million investment in school infrastructure this coming financial year.


    Ashdale Secondary College in Darch, in Perth's northern suburbs, is a popular choice for local families and this funding will ensure future enrolment demand can be met in the rapidly growing area - with the school to be able to accommodate an additional 350 students.


    The new facilities include a science and IT block, a technologies learning block, refurbishment of existing facilities, car parking and associated soft and hard landscaping.


    The science and IT block will include science labs, IT labs, incidental learning areas, staff study and planning rooms, a digital design lab, robotic and mechatronic labs, store rooms and STEM labs - delivering on a key McGowan Government election commitment to boost science in schools.


    The technologies block will include woodwork workshops, a machine room, design and planning rooms, metalwork workshops, a jewellery workshop, a staff study, a planning room and store rooms.


    The McGowan Government has also provided $100,000 to the college to upgrade the school's gym floor.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "We're committed to investing in high-quality infrastructure and facilities at public schools in Western Australia, ensuring the State's students are given the best possible education.


    "Ashdale Secondary College is known for its wide range of programs in the arts, STEM and physical education.


    "The state-of-the-art building will provide students with outstanding learning opportunities, preparing them to move seamlessly into further studies and successful careers."


    Comments attributed to Landsdale MLA Margaret Quirk:


    "This is something for which I have strongly advocated. The community is fortunate that both the Minister and Premier listened and acted so decisively.


    "The McGowan Government's strong financial management enables us to continue to invest in key services and deliver election commitments for our communities, while creating quality local jobs and keeping the economy growing."


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