BRAUER College buildings built in the 1960s will finally get an upgrade thanks to state government funding.
Premier and member for South West Coast Denis Napthine dropped into the secondary school on Friday to announce about $371,000 worth of much-needed maintenance money.
“A total of $179,950 will be used to upgrade the staff wing and $191,078 for much-needed repairs on the library, which is a busy hub of the school,” Dr Napthine said.
School principal Jane Boyle said the funding was a great start towards fixing major problems.
“(The rooms) were very bad — they’re mouldy because of the rotting roof and the guttering and downpipes have all rotted away (so) water is actually going into the classrooms and the staffroom,” she said.
“There’s a smell associated with the mould and some of the brickwork is crumbling and moving because of the moisture. It’s a big project to fix (but) this money is a start.
“It will be used in the roofing ... but (the works) will definitely be an ongoing process.”
She hoped repair work would start before Christmas, using local builders.