New plans for $10m upgrade to Darling Range Sports College unveiled

Mark McGowan, Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price, Labor candidate for Hasluck James Martin and Principal Rob Lawson inspect the new designs for Darling Range Sports College.
Mark McGowan, Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price, Labor candidate for Hasluck James Martin and Principal Rob Lawson inspect the new designs for Darling Range Sports College.

NEW classrooms and revitalised spaces are a step closer for students at Forrestfield’s Darling Range Sports College, with the first designs for a major upgrade released this week.

The schematic designs for the $10 million State Government-funded project feature the concepts for new and upgraded classrooms and facilities.

Facilities being considered for the upgrade include a new materials technology building, new food building with commercial kitchen and working cafe, refurbished STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) area, a new roof for the dance spaces, outside landscaping and a fire services upgrade.

Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2019 and the project is expected to be completed in January 2021.

Darling Range Sports College has programs in AFL, athletics, basketball, baseball, softball, netball, soccer and swimming.

Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the school’s academic excellence program, arts program, job-readiness program, and vocational education and training.

Premier Mark McGowan said the south-eastern corridor of Perth was experiencing a huge revitalisation.

“It is important that we have the schools and other infrastructure to meet the needs of local families,” he said.

Forrestfield MLA Stephen Price said the investment would cater for the interests and talents of students.

“The local community strongly raised the need for a major refurbishment of Darling Range Sports College with me and I’m pleased that the State Government is delivering on our commitment,” he said.

“Darling Range Sports College was first opened in 1975 as Forrestfield Senior High School, and these new, cutting-edge facilities are a welcomed upgrade by the school community.”

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