School to be world class after revamp

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An artist’s impression of the teaching block, as part of the $20 million upgrades at Broome Senior High School.
Camera IconAn artist’s impression of the teaching block, as part of the $20 million upgrades at Broome Senior High School. Credit: Bateman Architects/Supplied: Broome Senior High School

Plans unveiled for the $20 million transformation of Broome Senior High School show a stunning double-storey building among a number of other state-of-the-art upgrades.

The project was announced as part of the McGowan Government’s 2017/18 Budget, with construction due to start in September.

The centrepiece is a two-storey teaching block on Frederick Street comprising an open events space, 10 new classrooms, three digital technology learning areas and a student services area.

Other upgrades will include a new commercial kitchen with an alfresco area for hospitality students, two chemistry laboratories and a cultural space with a “yarning circle” and shade structures.

New bike storage will be in a safer location to prevent students riding straight into traffic.

Palms will be removed and new greenery planted in consultation with the Shire of Broome and Nyamba Buru Yawuru.

BSHS principal Mathew Burt said the school was excited to be building world-class facilities to support teachers and students.

Building contracts will be awarded by August and local builders pre-qualified with the Department of Finance can apply.

Department of Education infrastructure director John Fischer said the successful builder would be encouraged to use local suppliers and contractors.

The kitchen and science labs are due to be completed next year, while the main building and the rest of the project are expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2021 school year.

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