New STEM facilities for West Gippsland students

Students in West Gippsland studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are now able to use new facilities funded by the Victorian government.

Minister for Education James Merlino today visited for a tour of the school’s $4.5 million new facilities and to see the recently completed $5.8 million STEM Centre at nearby Warragul Regional College.

At Warragul Regional College, brand-new facilities designed by GHD Woodhead and built by 2Construct have delivered a new STEM hub, incorporating science, food tech, classrooms, as well as a senior student study lounge, breakout and collaboration areas.

At Drouin Secondary College, a series of brand-new facilities designed by Law Architects and built by Mackie Group have also been constructed, with a new Learning Centre incorporating seven classrooms, a breakout space, study lounge, a new canteen facility, as well as inside and outside seating areas.

New and modern school buildings contribute to school pride for students, parents and the wider community, building their engagement with education.

The Labor government said that investment in STEM education and purpose-built facilities will ensure students are ready for the changing demands of the twenty-first century economy.

“Upgrading Warragul Regional College and Drouin Secondary College will give more students, staff and teachers across West Gippsland the high-quality classrooms and facilities they deserve,” said Labor MP for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.