Balcatta SHS upgrades – Stirling Times article 1 February 2018

7 February 2018

Architect appointed to design $50m Balcatta SHS upgrades, public invited to give feedback.

FEEDBACK is invited on plans for the Balcatta Senior High School redevelopment following the appointment of an architect for its design.

Perth architecture firm Hassell will design the $50 million project, which aims to upgrade the school’s 1967-built facilities to modern and high quality amenities.

The first stage of construction is expected to start early next year and is likely to include a performing arts centre, sports hall and new humanities and English, design and technologies, science and administration buildings.

Buildings on Poincaire Street will be renovated in line with Heritage Council requirements for the second stage, with work expected to finish by the end of 2021.

The redevelopment is part of an election commitment made by the State Government last year.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the school’s facilities had long needed upgrades.

“This redevelopment will ensure students have access to the best possible learning environment,” she said.

Photo:   Premier Mark McGowan, Balcatta MLA David Michael and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery at Balcatta SHS last year.

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