Construction work has commenced on upgrading the Lynwood Senior High School in Perth’s suburbs in Western Australia (WA).
Western Australia Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced the appointment of EMCO Building for constructing the $25.3m project.
The upgradation project will include a new classroom building, student services, sports hall and performing and visual arts facilities.
The new facilities, which were designed by With Architecture Studio, are expected to be completed by mid-2023.
Ellery said: “Lynwood Senior High School is 46 years old, so I’m sure staff, students and their families are excited about the new upgrades to their school.
“It’s a significant project for the school and students will enjoy a new performing arts center and a modern sports hall for physical education activities. The McGowan Government is committed to investing in modernising public schools and creating local WA jobs.”
This project is a part of the Western Australia’s Recovery Plan of investing $492.2m in upgrade and refurbishment works at public schools across the state.
Meanwhile, construction work is set to start next month of $5.9m purpose-built youth centre to support young people in Ellenbrook, Western Australia.
The centre is intended to engage young people between the age of 12 and 25, with all aspects of youth activity while focusing on their health, wellbeing and development.
It will focus on linking young people through both active and passive recreational spaces.
It will feature hard courts for basketball and netball, playing fields, shaded places to sit, a creative studio, music studio, first aid room, laundry and cleaning facilities, and more.
The centre will also be linked to a range of community services such as counselling, financial advice and employment training.
Its construction is part of the WA Recovery Plan stimulus package in response to Covid-19.
Besides the government’s $1.86m WA Recovery Plan investment, another $2.05m was invested through Lotterywest’s Covid-19 Relief Fund, with the City of Swan making contribution of the remaining $2m.
Image: The upgradation project will include a new classroom building, student services, sports hall and performing and visual arts facilities. Credit: David Mark from Pixabay