On Tuesday 20 April, the Premier, Mark McGowan, The Minister for Education, Sue Ellery, and the new Member
for Nedlands, Dr Katrina Stratton, joined our College community for a sod-turning event to mark the
commencement of the Stage II building program. The College community, represented by Lachlan Wheals and
Ashley Knight (students), Tahnee Davies and Catia Malaquias, (College Board), and Wayne Dropulich, Amanda
Jones, and Ann Conlon, (P&C).
Noongar elder Neville Collard commenced proceedings with the Welcome to Country, and was followed by the
Premier. The Premier began by acknowledging the connection of the College to Bob Hawke’s formative years
and summarised the aspirations for Stage II. The Premier identified that the $57.6 million Stage 2 of Bob Hawke
College is “set to make Subiaco’s new public secondary school a hub of student creativity and talent”, and
acknowledged the learning environment that will enable the students that are with us today to be the leaders of
our community tomorrow.


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