WA announces Muresk expansion
The Western Australian Government has announced further details of the planned strengthening of the Muresk Institute.
State Training and Workforce Development Minister, Murray Cowper, said the State Government had developed a plan that would see the institute revitalised as an agricultural college and centre for training, higher education and research.
As a first step, the State Government, Ausdrill Limited and SiteGroup International today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a training mine site for students on a non-arable parcel of land, adjacent to Muresk.
“This training mine will provide students with a safe environment to learn hard rock drilling, blasting and general mine operations,” Mr Cowper said.
The Minister also announced that C Y O’Connor Institute had reached an in-principle agreement with Charles Sturt University to collaborate in the delivery of a Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management at the Muresk Institute, commencing in 2014.
A number of areas at Muresk are being refurbished with $10million funding from the Royalties for Regions program. This includes student dormitory accommodation and the relocation of the library to allow for the development of a specific conference venue.