Mandurah closer to $9.17 million job-assisting hospitality and tourism training centre

  • Architect appointed for South Metropolitan TAFE’s $9.17 million hospitality and tourism training centre at Mandurah
  • Part of $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to guide WA through COVID-19 recovery
  • Centre will deliver training in commercial cookery, tourism and events management
  • Construction of new centre anticipated to start in May 2021 
  • Peter Hunt Architect has been selected to design a new $9.17 million hospitality and tourism training centre at South Metropolitan TAFE’s (SM TAFE) Mandurah campus.

    The state-of-the-art facility will be used to deliver training in commercial cookery, tourism and events management, providing career pathways for aspiring chefs, event managers, baristas and front of house staff in the Peel region.

    The project will increase student capacity for several half price courses and free short courses available at the Mandurah campus as part of the Western Australian Government’s Lower fees, local skills initiative.

    The new hospitality and tourism training centre for Mandurah was announced in July 2020 as part of the WA Recovery Plan, which will see a record $167.4 million invested in upgrades to essential infrastructure across WA’s five TAFE colleges.

    Peter Hunt Architect has worked on several significant projects including the refurbishment of Beatty Park Leisure Centre in North Perth and the Perth Police Complex in Northbridge.

    The Mandurah TAFE project was announced in July as part of the largest TAFE capital works program in WA history, a record $167.4 million investment to fund upgrades to essential infrastructure across the State’s TAFE colleges.

    Site analysis at Mandurah TAFE is already underway with construction anticipated to start in May 2021.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “This investment in training will ensure the Peel community has access to the very best learning environments.

    “This continues a record-breaking investment in TAFE and training by the McGowan Government that is setting up our State for the future and assisting job creation.”

    As stated by Mandurah MLA David Templeman:

    “The $9.17 million hospitality and tourism centre will revitalise the region and be a massive boost to young people and jobseekers living locally.”

    “It really is terrific to see this Government investing heavily into providing meaningful career pathways for youth and the wider community in the Mandurah area.”

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