- New oval at Margaret River Senior High School officially opened
- $6.27 million project includes AFL-sized oval, multi-purpose court and cricket nets
- Upgraded sporting facilities will support the school's increase in student enrolments
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery officially opened the new school oval today at Margaret River Senior High School.
The $6.27 million upgrade includes an AFL-sized oval, a multi-purpose court and cricket practice nets.
Terraced seating was built to accommodate athletes and spectators at the sporting field. The project also includes a sports storage shed and upgraded stormwater drainage system.
A revegetation plan is in place to provide better shade cover surrounding the oval.
The newest additions to Margaret River Senior High School complement the sports hall and fitness centre that was opened in 2020.
Margaret River Senior High School is the only school in Western Australia that has a specialist surfing program and the new facilities will enhance the sporting opportunities available to students.
This project has been delivered as part of the McGowan Government's South West Recovery Plan.
It builds on the major new facilities that opened at Margaret River Senior High School in 2020, which include a new double-storey classroom block, dedicated two-storey science building, sports hall with a fitness centre and changerooms, and administration and student services upgrades.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"I'm pleased to announce the new sporting oval and multi-purpose court are open for students and staff to use at Margret River Senior High School.
"This fantastic new oval will enable the school to host major athletics and lightning carnivals for their students without having to travel to external locations.
"The new sporting facilities will also provide more space and opportunities for students to play and learn, supporting the school's rapid increase in student enrolment numbers."
Comments attributed to Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie:
"The delivery of these impressive new facilities means that Margaret River Senior High School students will be able to stay at school for physical education and other recreational activities, and I know they will be welcomed by staff, students and their families.
"I have no doubt the new sporting field, terraced seating and other facilities will be enjoyed for many years to come, and I am proud to be part of a McGowan Labor Government that prioritises projects like this one that deliver for regional communities."
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