Canning Vale is to get a new primary school as part of an innovative new plan involving joint community use of school facilities.
Education Minister Kay Hallahan and Canning Mayor Dr Mick Lekias today jointly announced the decision to build the school - the first under the landmark Better Government Agreement.
Mrs Hallahan said the Better Government Agreement, struck by State and local governments, emphasised a co-operative approach to the planning and provision of new facilities.
"Canning Vale PS will be built in 1993 and open for enrolments in 1994," she said.
"It will have nine classrooms, two pre-primary centres, a library resource centre, a covered assembly area and canteen, art and music rooms, an administration block, reticulated oval and hard courts for tennis, netball and basketball."
In addition, the Department for Community Development would build a family centre on the school site. It would incorporate a child health centre funded by the City of Canning.
Mayor Lekias said the City of Canning would share the costs of the hard courts, oval and car parks.
"Through co-operation between the Government and the council, unnecessary duplication in the provision of facilities has been avoided - with significant savings to ratepayers and taxpayers," he said.
"The school will get its oval and hard courts and the wider community will also have access to them."
The successful agreement paves the way for similar agreements between the State Government and local governments.