- McGowan Government announces five new primary schools for Perth’s growing suburbs
- New primary schools to be built in Baldivis, Brabham, Yanchep, Harrisdale and Southern River
- $80.5 million to be spent initially on the new projects, ensuring quality education for WA students
- At least 400 WA construction jobs to be created as part of new school projects
- New school builds in addition to four new primary schools opening in 2019
The McGowan Government will build five brand new schools in Perth’s growing suburbs – Baldivis, Brabham, Yanchep, Harrisdale and Southern River – to ensure young Western Australians have access to quality education.
The new schools provide across-the-board enrolment relief for Western Australia’s growing northern, eastern and southern suburbs – ensuring better education options for WA families.
The new $17 million Baldivis South Primary School (planning name) will open in 2021, accommodating up to 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6. Construction will begin in late 2019.
The rapidly growing Swan Urban Growth Corridor will welcome the new $18.5 million Brabham Primary School in 2021, with construction beginning late next year. It will take 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Yanchep will see construction of the new $17.3 million Sunningdale Primary School (planning name) beginning in late 2019 and the school set to open in 2021. It will have capacity for 430 students.
Harrisdale North Primary School (planning name) will begin construction next year and open in 2020, with the second stage set to open in 2021. The $20.5 million facility will accommodate up to 540 students from kindergarten to Year 6.
The first $7.2 million stage of Southern River Primary School (planning name) will begin construction in early 2020 and open in 2021, with room for up to 160 kindergarten and pre-primary students. Stage two will be completed for the start of the 2023 school year and cater for up to 540 students.
The McGowan Government is investing more than $513.6 million in 2018-19 to build new WA public schools and upgrade existing facilities across the State, creating jobs for Western Australians and ensuring students have access to modern education facilities.
The start of the 2019 school year will see the following new schools open their doors to ease pressure on current schools in their area:
- Aspiri Primary School, Piara Waters;
- Aveley North Primary School, Aveley;
- Oakwood Primary School, Meadow Springs; and
- Southern Grove Primary School, Southern River.
More new primary schools which are expected to open in 2020 include Grandis Primary School in Banksia Grove, Baldivis North Primary School, Byford South East Primary School and Caversham South Primary School.
As noted by Premier Mark McGowan:
“As I visit our new schools, I’m reminded of my childhood growing up in the regions and suburbs where I attended some terrific public schools.
“The benefits of having quality local schools across our communities are essential for families and I’m pleased we are able to provide much-needed new schools to some of our fastest-growing suburbs.
“These new schools that are coming online will also help create new WA jobs through infrastructure, upgrades and maintenance and will provide a boost to the local economy.”
As noted by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
“Western Australia’s young families need quality local schools to give our children the best start in life so they can have every opportunity to achieve.
“Our rapidly growing northern, eastern and southern suburbs need new schools – and we are proud to deliver these vitally important facilities for WA families.
“We are committed to providing children with a high-quality education by providing the latest technology and modern facilities to support their learning.”