- $68 million Inner City College planning well underway, lead architect appointed
- Construction to start mid-2018 and school expected to open in 2020 for Year 7 students
- School development to create Western Australian jobs
Master planning is well underway for the flagship new Inner City College (planning name), to be built in Subiaco.
A lead architect, Bateman T&Z Architects Joint Venture, has been appointed to produce a high-quality design for the school to match the modern education needs of today's secondary students with spaces that inspire learning.
The McGowan Labor Government announced in June that it would build the new secondary school as part of a plan to transform the area surrounding Subiaco Oval into a vibrant, new community precinct.
To be built alongside Subiaco Oval at Kitchener Park, the school will give local families a first-class option for their children's secondary education, and ease demand for places at existing inner suburban public secondary schools.
The State Government has allocated $68 million for stage one of the school, which is expected to open to Year 7 students in 2020, expanding to cater for 2,000 students from Years 7 to 12 by 2025.
For more 2017-18 State Budget information, visit http://www.ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Inner City College will offer students a high-quality education in purpose-built facilities designed to inspire a love of learning.
"The school will provide a Gifted and Talented academic program for selected students who will be able to apply from anywhere in WA.
"The principal for the new school will be appointed next year."
Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"The school will be a focal point of the new precinct, which will also feature new housing, mixed-use developments and retention of the Subiaco Oval playing field.
"The precinct will also include the Princess Margaret Hospital site and the nearby Department of Housing land and housing pocket.
"The Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority is working with the City of Subiaco and the local community to transform this area, while supporting existing local businesses."
Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt:
"The project is an important multimillion-dollar investment from the State Government in the future education of local students.
"Providing funding for this development enables us to deliver a brand new secondary school within a new community precinct with outstanding amenities and transport links while creating job opportunities for Western Australians."
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700
Planning Minister's office - 6552 5500
Treasurer's office - 6552 5900