The WA College of Agriculture – Harvey has reopened its doors after the Western Australian Government delivered $26.4 million for its reconstruction.


State Education Minister, Peter Collier, said the facility will now offer world-class agricultural teaching and residential facilities.


“These agricultural education facilities are unsurpassed across the country and have been returned, all within walking distance, for the college’s growing number of residential and day students,” Mr Collier said.


“The college can now expand its suite of vocational offerings to students, including butchery skills, equestrian and aquaculture, making it a very attractive option for students throughout Western Australia.”


The new facilities include an administration block; medical centre; dining hall; kitchen; gymnasium; library; science and information technology laboratories; two classrooms; design and technology workshops; onsite commercial laundry; and butchering facility.


The Minister said the college’s rebuild also included eight residential dormitories accommodating more than 120 students.


“Integrating these facilities reduces the travel time for students and staff between the previous two sites and allows more time for students to enjoy better educational, social and physical outcomes,” he said.