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Upgrades to school a step closer

An East Kimberley School is one step closer to gaining two new classrooms, with the architect named to take on the multimillion-dollar build.

WA architectural firm Saleeba Adams, which has experience in Kimberley construction projects, has been appointed to design $3 million worth of new facilities for Wyndham District High School.

The project will include a new two-room building, containing a combined kindergarten and pre-primary classroom as well as a general classroom.

Landscaping work will be carried out near the early childhood area while an old transportable classroom will be demolished.

The project is part of the State Government’s major school upgrade package. which includes $319.2 million of new funding for upgrades and refurbishments at 63 public schools around the State.

Works in the package will be carried out over the next four years, and will include major additions to burgeoning secondary schools, new sports halls, classrooms, specialist facilities and refurbishments.

Kimberley MLA Josie Farrer said the project continued the “strong” investment into schools across the region by the McGowan Government.

“I strongly believe newer modern facilities at Wyndham District High School in the Kimberley will create a sense of unity within the students as well as great opportunities for learning,” she said.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the construction would help drive economic and social recovery across WA.

“This significant package of work will see ageing infrastructure at our public schools upgraded, to create top-rate learning spaces for WA students,” she said.

Consultation with the school community about the project will begin in early Term 4, with construction works anticipated to begin mid-next year.

Wyndham District High School has 111 students from kindergarten to Year 12.

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