- Construction has started on the new Butler North Secondary School (planning name)
- The first stage, worth $48.4 million, will be completed by late 2019
- The school will open to Year 7 students in 2020
The new Butler North Secondary School is now starting to take shape, with earthworks completed, concrete slabs poured and steel frames in place on the nine-hectare construction site.
The school, on the corner of Santorini Promenade and Hollington Boulevard in Alkimos, is on track to open to Year 7 students in 2020 and will expand to a Years 7 to 12 secondary school by 2025.
Once completed, the first stage will deliver a range of single and double-storey classroom blocks, with purpose-built learning areas for science, design, information technology, and food and textiles.
An administration building and student services will also be completed, as well as a cafeteria and a range of sporting facilities, including an oval, four multi-purpose courts and cricket practice nets.
The $48.4 million project will support local jobs in construction, electrical, plumbing and painting trades, with the work being carried out by Perth-based company EMCO Building.
At the peak of construction, about 230 people will be working on-site including those in apprenticeships and traineeships.
The school is part of the McGowan Labor Government’s significant investment of $468.7 million to build and improve Western Australian public schools.
This investment in school infrastructure will help support jobs for Western Australians, and ensure students are learning in modern facilities that are well equipped to give their students the support they need.
As stated by Premier Mark McGowan:
“Butler North is a major new school in the growing northern corridor of Perth.
“We have a record number of students in WA public schools, and my Government is working to ensure students continue to learn in modern, first-class facilities.”
As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“This site will transform into a first-class learning facility complete with purpose-built classrooms, laboratories and studios, student services, sporting fields and more.
“The school will open its doors in 2020 and provide a first-class facility for local students for many generations to come.”
As stated by Butler MLA John Quigley:
“This is an exciting time for our community as we see Butler North Secondary School become a reality over the next year.
“The new senior high school will help ease pressure on the existing Butler College, which opened in 2013, and currently has almost 1,800 students.”