- New images show plans for $68 million Inner City College in Subiaco
- Recruitment for foundation principal now open
- School development and Subiaco Oval transformation to create WA jobs
- New secondary college to open in 2020 for Year 7 students
The first artist's impressions of the new Inner City College (planning name) have been released today, providing insight into what the new school will eventually look like.
Inner City College will be built at Kitchener Park in Subiaco and will make use of its iconic location next to Subiaco Oval, which will be incorporated into the design of the school.
The community will have access to Subiaco Oval as a shared facility, with the McGowan Government choosing to retain the playing surface as public open space.
The school will be built across different levels spanning three and four stories and the design will contribute to the culture and character of Subiaco.
Students will enjoy modern specialist facilities equipped with innovative new technology, including a sports hall and gymnasium, lecture theatres and library as well as science, digital technology, food and textiles labs.
The local intake area has been set and will help ease enrolment pressure on existing inner suburban schools. Students from across the State will be able to apply for the Gifted and Talented academic program.
Recruitment for the foundation principal is now open with an appointment expected in April.
The principal will set the direction of the school, including developing the vision, ethos and values of the school; logo; uniform and the teaching and learning programs.
Construction is expected to start in mid-2018. The school will open to Year 7 students in 2020, expanding to cater for Year 7 to 12 students in 2025.
More information is available at http://www.education.wa.edu.au/innercitycollege
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"We're getting on with delivering the Inner City College, a multimillion dollar investment providing students with a quality education in outstanding facilities.
"The development will help provide the school infrastructure required to keep up with the growing student population, particularly in our inner city suburbs where it is desperately needed.
"This project, together with the exciting transformation of Subiaco Oval into a community hub will create thousands of jobs and deliver an active neighbourhood on the edge of the CBD.
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Inner City College will provide students with a high quality education in modern, first-class facilities.
"Its location next to the iconic Subiaco Oval means the school will become the heart of the Subiaco precinct and have direct engagement with the local community.
"The school will provide a great learning environment to support students on their education journey towards the jobs of the future."
Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:
"One of the best things about this location is that the playing surface of the much-loved Subiaco Oval will be retained as a shared facility for the school and community.
"It is also very close to existing public transport, ensuring the school and future redevelopment is in line with this Government's METRONET vision.
"The planning framework for the surrounding precinct is currently out for public comment.
"I'm confident the future redevelopment will be a buzzing precinct of new housing options, community facilities and connectivity to Subiaco's renowned high streets."
Premier's office - 6552 5000
Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700
Planning Minister's office - 6552 5500