Kiara College upgrades on the horizon

Kiara College agriculture program coordinator Carlo Di Donato, agriculture teacher Tim Grubba, Year 11 student Craige Jones, Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly, principal Grant Brown, agriculture training officer Peter Nalder and Year 11 student Emily Albertson.
Kiara College agriculture program coordinator Carlo Di Donato, agriculture teacher Tim Grubba, Year 11 student Craige Jones, Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly, principal Grant Brown, agriculture training officer Peter Nalder and Year 11 student Emily Albertson.

KIARA College is a step closer to building a new performing arts centre and other upgraded facilities.

The State Government committed $12 million towards the centre, a dance centre, student services area and medical room during the 2017 election.

WA business With Architecture Studio was awarded the contract for the upgrades.

There will also be refurbishments to staff studies, food science and textiles area, music room, library and humanities, social sciences block, materials technology area and outdoor sports courts.

Meanwhile, a 12 ha land has been gifted by the State Government to support the college’s working farm and specialist agriculture program.

Students who are in the program work with cattle, pigs, sheep, horticulture, aquaculture and poultry.

Bassendean MLA Dave Kelly said the college was well in need of the upgrades.

“Not only will they be able to continue to grow their agriculture programs, all students will have access to and improved arts program and a modern learning environment,” he said.

“The long-awaited land transfer will provide the farm school with security of tenure.

“It will allow the farm to safely plan for the future without risk of their lease being terminated.”

Works are expected to be completed in mid-2022.

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