The McGowan Government’s significant investment in public education infrastructure is continuing to take shape, with Stage 2 of construction starting at Ridge View Secondary College.
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited the college today in Baldivis to turn the first sod on the $30.28 million project.
The upgrades are among a raft of education projects underway in Western Australia – with the McGowan Labor Government investing $1.5 billion to deliver new schools and improved classrooms around the State.
Stage 2 of construction includes a new performing arts theatre and associated learning areas for drama, dance, music, visual arts and media; two new classroom blocks; a café for teaching purposes; and additional student services offices.
These innovative new learning spaces will increase capacity at the college to 1,450 students.
Importantly, the project is set to create more than 100 jobs for WA workers – supporting small businesses and the local economy.
Bateman Architects has designed the new facilities, with construction undertaken by ADCO Constructions.
Construction is expected to be completed for the start of the 2023 school year.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“My Government is committed to delivering high-quality education facilities across Perth’s growing suburbs – with this project set to provide significant improvements for the Ridge View school community, while creating local jobs.
“Once complete, the enhanced college will provide students with the best educational opportunities, with much-improved arts, music, STEM and vocational education facilities.”
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“These innovative facilities will provide students at Ridge View Secondary College with exciting opportunities to learn in the most up-to-date facilities.
“As Education Minister I am committed to making schools better, investing in our communities and creating local WA jobs.”
As stated by Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby:
“This is a rapidly growing area and I’m proud our Government is delivering upgrades to ensure the college can continue to provide excellent educational opportunities for local families.
“The college will ensure that the kids in our local area have access to the top-class education they deserve.”