Jobs boost as architect appointed to design new Dianella Secondary College performing arts centre

  • Parry and Rosenthal Architects appointed for new $5.3 million performing arts centre at Dianella Secondary College
  • The new centre will provide opportunities for 550 current students from Years 7-12
  • Construction expected to start in late 2021 and create local jobs 
  • Parry and Rosenthal Architects has been selected to design a cutting-edge performing arts centre at Dianella Secondary College.

    The $5.3 million facility will allow this growing school to expand its arts programs, including its extensive music program.

    Students will now have the chance to learn and perform in a facility boasting the latest features, helping them develop the skills required to succeed in the performing arts industry.

    The brief to guide the architect includes the requirement for a contemporary new performing arts centre including a large theatre space, stage, green room, foyer and additional storage space.

    This project also includes the conversion and refurbishment of the existing school drama room into a dance studio.

    Jobs are now being created with the project in the planning stage, with construction expected to start in late 2021 and completed in late 2022.

    The new performing arts centre is part of the McGowan Government’s WA Recovery Plan and is expected to create 19 jobs.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “I’m proud to announce that Dianella Secondary College students will soon have fantastic opportunities to develop their creative skills and prepare for jobs in the performing arts industry thanks to this brand new facility.

    “This exciting project is part of the McGowan Government’s commitment to upgrade and modernise 63 public schools through our record $492.2 million Major School Upgrade package, which will help create jobs in the construction industry.”

    As stated by Morley MLA Amber-Jade Sanderson:

    “It is fantastic to see this project progressing fast and I am excited to see what designs Parry and Rosenthal Architects come up with for the new performing arts centre.

    “It is terrific to see this investment into local schools, I have worked hard to ensure schools in the area, including Dianella, are able to provide first-class learning environments for students and teachers.”

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