Investing in our schools

The McGowan Labor Government will invest $456.23 million in 2020‑21 to improve public school infrastructure in Western Australia and deliver quality education no matter where students live.

This Budget includes a total of $5.5 billion for school education in 2020‑21, an increase of $225.8 million from the previous year. The package is designed to create local jobs today, and prepare students for the jobs of the future.


  • $57.6 million towards construction of Stage 2 of Bob Hawke College, increasing capacity to 2000 students.
  • $60 million for Stage 1 of a new secondary school in Piara Waters, to open in 2023.
  • $29.9 million for works on Stage 2 of Ridge View Secondary College, for completion early 2023.
  • $22 million for upgrades to Karratha Senior High School, and $42 million to rebuild Roebourne District High School.
  • $39.6 million for Semester 2 of 2020 to ensure schools can continue enhanced cleaning to stay COVID‑19 safe.
Page reviewed 8th October 2020