Architects appointed for first round of school STEM upgrades – Media Statements

Media Statements
Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC
Minister for Education and Training
The McGowan Government has committed $87.6 million to improve and build new STEM laboratories in 67 public secondary schools over the next three years. This is in addition to the delivery of modern STEM labs as part of a number of larger school infrastructure projects.
 
The first round of STEM upgrades will benefit a total of 32 schools, 19 of which now have architectural firms confirmed to develop their design. Eight of the schools with architects now appointed to their project are in regional WA.
 
Secondary schools with architects appointed to design STEM upgrades include:

The new and improved facilities will provide first-class teaching and learning opportunities for staff and students.
 
A further $9.1 million is committed to upgrading science laboratories in 21 regional schools with secondary students.
 
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
 
"I’m pleased to announce that new and upgraded STEM facilities are progressing at 19 WA secondary schools, with architects secured to lead their design development stage.
 
"The McGowan Government is committed to boosting science in secondary schools across the State and preparing students for future study or careers in STEM.
 
"We want students to learn in the most inspiring school environments, and have opportunities to succeed in what is a growing field.
 
"These upgrades will provide the best contemporary learning and teaching environments, and I look forward to seeing the final designs."
 
Minister’s office - 6552 5700

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