Mount Rowan Secondary College gets new gym and music block in funding

Announcing the election promise on Tuesday, the Coalition says it will fund a new gym, music block and also provide a new synthetic court at the school. It matches a commitment made by Labor on October 17.

Ripon MP Louise Staley said while Mount Rowan was an outstanding local school, an upgrade for the gym and music department is long overdue.

The school is currently undergoing a $12.6 million renovation of facilities, as well as a brand new humanities wing, and an upgraded administration building.

It is the first major upgrade of the school since it was built in the 1970s.

This year it was also announced that the Ballarat Secondary College name would no longer exist from next year with Mount Rowan Secondary College and Woodmans Hill Secondary College becoming stand-alone schools from term one next year.