Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Hon Elizabeth Constable MA(Syd) DipEd(UNE) MEd(Harvard) PhD(UWA) MLA

Former Minister for Education

    New schools to take care of future generations

    7/03/2012 12:00 AM
    • State Government to invest $70million in four new primary schools
    • North Butler, Treendale, Hammond Park, North Yanchep and Wandina open in 2014
    The State Government will spend $70.2million in the next two years building four new primary schools.

    Announcing the new schools today, Education Minister Liz Constable said the State Government was building for the future and responding to population growth in burgeoning residential areas.

    Dr Constable said the new schools would open in 2014, together with the new $8million first stage of Wandina Primary School in Geraldton - a 2008 election commitment.

    “The State Government is spending $78.2million building new schools and facilities for the future education of children throughout Western Australia,” she said.

    “As we are constantly monitoring population trends and infrastructure development, we plan the building of schools well in advance.

    “The new $26.7million North Butler Primary School for instance, will be built as a fully inclusive school with facilities to support high needs education support students, on a site where the roads are yet to be instated and named.

    “It will complement the facilities at Butler Senior High School, which is due to open in 2013.”

    The other schools to open in 2014 include:
    • Treendale Primary School, to be located on the corner of Azurite and Opal Drive, $15.5million
    • Hammond Park Primary School, to be situated on the corner of Gaebler Road and Franklin Avenue, $14million
    • North Yanchep Primary School, to be built on Beachside Parade, $14million
    The Minister said the latest population data indicated that enrolments would continue to grow in those areas, putting increased pressure on existing schools.
    “The new schools will be built according to the latest design principles and feature air-cooling, interactive whiteboards and state-of-the-art technology,” she said.

    “With the exception of Wandina Primary School, which will cater for kindergarten to year 3, the schools will all have the capacity to house 430 students in permanent accommodation.”

          Fact File
    • The State Government has allocated $578m for capital improvements and works to public schools across WA in the 2011-12 financial year
    Minister's office  - 6552 5700