West Byford Primary school facelift begins

West Byford Primary school facelift begins

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MLA Hugh Jones, Manager of Corporate Services Danielle Meyn, Deputy Principal Katelyn Smith, Principal Noelene Mason, Deputy Principal Cleo Jenkins and MLC Matt Swinbourn. Photograph – Aaron Van Rongen

Construction has started on a major upgrade at West Byford Primary School, which will deliver a new general classroom teaching block.

The new facility will cost $2 million and is vital to the ongoing growth at the school.

The new teaching block will replace the existing transportable classrooms and provide additional permanent facilities for students in this growing local area.

Named ‘Quenda’, after the native animal, the teaching block will include four general classrooms, internal activity area, staff study, student toilets, assisted access toilet, storeroom, cleaner’s room and a covered outdoor area.

Carabiner Architects has been appointed to design the new building.

Construction is expected to be finished in January 2022.

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.

Education Minister Sue Ellery was at West Byford Primary School on Wednesday June 9 to see the start of construction.

“These new facilities will provide students at West Byford Primary School with exciting opportunities to learn in the most up-to-date facilities,” Ms Ellery said.

“The McGowan Government is delivering upgrades to our schools, investing in our communities and creating local WA jobs.”

Member for Darling Range Hugh Jones said high quality education is vital to the community.

“This is a rapidly growing area and I’m proud our government is delivering upgrades to ensure the school can continue to provide excellent educational opportunities,” he said.

“Access to high quality public education is so important for our community and I am committed to ensuring local families have that.”