Pinjarra Senior High School students have had a win after the McGowan Government announced a new $10.4 million performing arts centre and sports hall.
Premier Mark McGowan and member for Murray-Wellington Robyn Clarke announced the upgrade on Wednesday after students created a campaign asking for new facilities.
Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said she was proud to work with a government which values education and learning in the regions.
“I have long supported the idea that every child deserves a good education, and deserve the tools to make that achievable,” Ms Clarke said.
“This is why we have supported their campaign for a new performing arts centre and sports hall.
“The building of these facilities is very exciting for our students and wider community, and we are all looking forward to its completion.”
The sports hall and performing arts centre will include teaching spaces for drama and dance with a green room, storage, kitchen, bathrooms and staff areas.
Students currently use off-site facilities for performing arts and sports classes.
The new establishment will allow them to remain on-site for all lessons.
Premier Mark McGowan said the upgrades won’t just benefit the students but will also create more than 200 jobs during construction of the facility.
“The WA Recovery Plan includes an unprecedented program of upgrades to schools across the State, and I’m delighted to announce these fantastic new facilities for Pinjarra Senior High School,” Mr McGowan said.
Pinjarra Senior High School was established in 1921 with the current facilities built in 1951. It currently has around 800 students from years seven to 12, with enrolments expected to increase steadily over the next 10 years.
The WA Recovery Plan includes $5.5 billion in measures to help drive economic and social recovery across the State.