A new performing arts centre and sports hall will be built at Pinjarra Senior High School, expected to be completed during the 2022 school year.
The sports hall and performing arts centre will include teaching spaces for drama and dance with a green room and storage, kitchen facilities, change rooms, secure storage, student and staff toilets, and staff areas.
Students currently use offsite facilities located across the road from the school for performing arts and sports classes. The new facilities will allow students to stay on site for all lessons.
Pinjarra Senior High School was established in 1921 with the current facilities built in 1951. It currently has around 800 students from years 7 to 12, with enrolments expected to increase steadily over the next 10 years.
The money for the new buildings was announced as part of the state government's $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to help drive economic and social recovery.
Premier Mark McGowan and Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke were at the school yesterday to announce the project, which is expected to create 216 jobs during construction.
"The plan prioritises projects that will deliver outstanding local facilities, while creating jobs for Western Australians," Mr McGowan said.
"I have visited Pinjarra Senior High School and have seen first-hand the lack of performing arts and sport facilities at the school. I am pleased that we are able to deliver these essential upgrades for the local community," Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said.
"The school will have a new performing arts centre and sports hall, and I know staff and parents will also be thrilled the school will benefit from modern facilities.
"It will allow students to have every lesson on the school site and ensure they are learning in the best environment for years to come."
"I have long supported the idea that every child deserves a good education, and deserve the tools to make that achievable. This is why we have supported their campaign for a new performing arts centre and sports hall," Murray-Wellington MP Robyn Clarke said.