Kent Lyon Architect has been appointed to design a $3.1 million refurbishment of the indoor sports hall and change rooms at Bunbury Senior High School.
The ageing sports hall facilities will get a major upgrade to make it a more functional sports venue for students and staff. Plans include a refurbished foyer, staff space with associated storage, a music room, refurbished change rooms and toilets, and works to improve access to the building.
The school was named the State’s Secondary School of the Year in 2019, and offers a range of specialist programs including the Bunbury Elite Sports Training program.
First opened in 1923, these upgrades will complement the school’s historic buildings while providing a modern learning environment for students.
This project is part of the McGowan Government’s Recovery Program investing $492.2 million for upgrades and refurbishments at public schools around Western Australia and will support 10 new jobs.
Works already underway at the school include a new cafeteria with associated kitchen, office, food storage facilities and amenities which are being delivered as part of a $5 million election commitment.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Bunbury Senior High School buildings are steeped in history, and it is important that we celebrate this while completing important modern upgrades.
“There is already a lot of fantastic work happening, and I look forward to seeing how these new refurbishments will ensure an even higher-quality learning environment for staff and students.”
As stated by Bunbury MLA Don Punch:
“The McGowan Government investments in Bunbury are doing exactly as intended, improving local infrastructure while simultaneously supporting local jobs.
“It is very pleasing to see these contracts being offered to local companies and I congratulate Kent Lyon Architect on their appointment to this project.
“Bunbury Senior High School is Bunbury’s oldest high school but projects like this are making sure its facilities are up date and meet the needs of today’s students.”