$5million for new gym at Mindarie Senior College

15 January 2013

Albert and Minister Peter Collier MLC, with students and staff of Mindarie Senior College.

Albert and Minister Peter Collier MLC, with students and staff of Mindarie Senior College.

The State Government has committed $5million to build a new gymnasium at Mindarie Senior College.

Member for Ocean Reef, Albert Jacob said Mindarie Senior College was an important pillar of the Perth northern corridor’s education system that caters for more than 800 students in Years 11 and 12.

“The Liberal-National Government has, and will continue to invest significantly in capital works projects in schools throughout Western Australia to further enhance the wonderful academic and vocational programs they offer,” Mr Jacob said.

“Thousands of students of all ages located throughout regional WA will benefit from the state-of-the-art learning environments that have been built by this Government.”

The $5million will ensure Mindarie Senior College has a new sports hall that is essential in supporting the curriculum delivery in the health and physical education learning areas and the ongoing well-being of students.

The new facility will include change rooms, staff study and associated store room. Planning will begin next year and is expected to be completed by 2015.

Already in this term of office, the Liberal-National Government has committed $711m in new education infrastructure and $721m in upgrading or refurbishing existing infrastructure, including $100m from the Royalties for Regions program.

A total of 26 new schools and 640 new classrooms have been built and there a more students in WA Government schools including community kindergartens than ever before.

Education Minister Peter Collier, last week announced the single biggest investment ever committed to specialist facilities in District High Schools by announcing $40million will be spent building new or refurbishing science laboratories, design and technology workshops, and home economics rooms at 27 schools throughout WA.

The record level of investment in specialist facility capital works projects in district high schools underlined the Liberal-National Government’s ongoing commitment to education in regional WA and specialist areas of learning such as art and design and technology.