Deal done to secure the former City Beach High School site
School to cater for 1,600 Years 7-12 students in the western suburbs
- $182 million committed to improving schools in the greater western suburbs
A new public secondary school will open in 2020 in the western suburbs after an agreement was reached with two private schools to vacate the former City Beach High School site.
Education Minister Peter Collier said $60 million would be allocated for stage 1 of a new school on the Kalinda Drive site, opening for 250 Year 7 students in 2020 and expanding to cater for 1,600 students to Year 12 by 2025.
"The need for a new western suburbs secondary school has been at the forefront of my mind, and I am incredibly pleased to be announcing this flagship school today," Mr Collier said.
Part of the original City Beach High School buildings will be retained and refurbished to accommodate 350 students, with new buildings to be constructed for the remaining students.
The International School of Western Australia has agreed to relocate to refurbished buildings at Doubleview Primary School in 2019. A new Doubleview Primary School is to be built on the large site, with significant open space being retained, including an oval. The Japanese School will relocate to refurbished buildings at the underused City Beach Primary School site.
A total of $18.8 million will also be spent to expand Carine Senior High School for an extra 300 students. The school will become home to a new Gifted and Talented Program, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
The Minister also said the Liberal National Government would have more positive news to announce regarding Mount Lawley and Balcatta senior high schools in the near future.
"The quality of public education is proven by the demand for places in Perth's western suburbs. Today's announcement will ensure we live up to expectations," he said.
New intake areas will be announced during 2017 and implemented with the opening of the secondary school in 2020.
Existing secondary students will be unaffected by the changes
$15.4 million to construct a new Doubleview Primary School
$88 million already committed to expansions at Shenton and Churchlands
Minister's office - 6552 6300