Students at Wanneroo Secondary College are set to benefit from new and upgraded sports facilities, with Premier Mark McGowan turning the first sod on the $5 million project this morning.
A key McGowan Government election commitment, the upgrades include a new sports hall and improvements to the college’s four existing tennis courts.
The construction contract has been awarded to Western Australian company Crothers Construction, supporting local jobs.
The upgrades are expected to be completed by December 2020.
The McGowan Government continues to invest in Western Australian public schools, with a total of $452.8 million allocated for improvements and developments over 2019-20.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“I’m pleased to announce works are now underway for impressive new sporting facilities at Wanneroo Secondary College.
“The college is one of six in the State to run a specialist AFL program, and has a very successful physical education program, with students taking part in various inter-school competitions throughout the year.
“My Government is committed to ensuring students in Western Australia are learning and thriving in the best possible facilities.”
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“It’s great that more than 1,000 students at Wanneroo Secondary College will have a new sports hall and improvements to the four existing tennis courts.
“I am also pleased the work will be delivered by a local builder meaning more jobs for local workers.”
As stated by Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton:
“I am thrilled to deliver on this election commitment that will see this brilliant school get a state-of-the-art new gymnasium to help support its wonderful programs.
“As a former student at this great school, I am very proud to deliver on this election commitment to build a new, modern gymnasium.
“Wanneroo Secondary College runs fantastic and diverse sports programs and I am really thrilled that this new gymnasium will allow our students to participate in facilities that will be modern, bigger and better.
“The college has long deserved this much-needed injection into a new gymnasium and I am very proud as a former student to deliver on my election commitment.”