Improvements to Geraldton Residential College

Students at Geraldton Residential College are enjoying new and refurbished bedrooms, along with upgraded facilities thanks to a $2.5 million investment.

Education Minister Peter Collier opened the extensions today, which include 16 new bedrooms in the female student wing as well as upgrades to existing bedrooms, bathrooms, staff accommodation flats and recreation areas.

“These refurbishments are fantastic for current students and will ensure the college is a comfortable home-away-from-home for years to come,” Mr Collier said.

There is also shared accommodation for younger students, which will help students living away from home for the first time to have the support of their peers.

Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said Geraldton Residential College had been providing boarding facilities for primary and secondary students in the Mid-West for more than 90 years.

“The college staff are outstanding in looking after the students, particularly with supporting them in their studies and organising outings and recreational activities,” Mr Redman said.

“I am pleased Royalties for Regions has been able to further enhance this essential service for our country students.”