Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced that local architecture firms have been appointed to design exciting upgrades for Albany secondary schools.
Roberts Gardiner Architects will design a state-of-the-art $6.3 million performing arts centre at Albany Senior High School.
The centre will be equipped with seating for around 200, a large stage, green room, store rooms and specialist music facilities.
This significant project will support 22 jobs.
H+H Architects – also based in the Great Southern – have been appointed to design enhancements to existing facilities at North Albany Senior High School.
The enhancements will see an existing area converted into a commercial kitchen and working café to provide a key space for students to hone their skills.
This project is worth $1.1 million and will support four jobs.
Both projects are part of the McGowan Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to modernise Western Australian public schools.
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Students at Albany Senior High School will be able to perfect their performance skills in a professional-quality performing arts centre.
“The school has a fantastic band which will be able to entertain the community in style.
“We’re committed to upgrading facilities at schools around the State to ensure that students are learning and thriving in the best possible environments.
“Refurbishments at North Albany Senior High School will provide students with greater opportunities to expand their skills in vocational areas to become job ready.”
As stated by Albany MLA Peter Watson:
“This is great news for the students, teaching staff and parents at both ASHS and NASHS to be getting these new facilities.
“These projects will deliver local jobs, provide a top class performing arts centre, and better training opportunities for the skills needed for jobs after leaving school.”