- Construction starts on major $20 million redevelopment of Hillarys Primary School
- New facilities to include an administration building, library and three teaching blocks
- Rebuild scheduled to be completed in time for 2024 school year
- Project delivering on a McGowan Government election commitment
Construction has commenced on a major rebuild of Hillarys Primary School, which will create six new classroom blocks, a Kindergarten building and a new library.
Premier Mark McGowan and Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery visited the school today to turn the first sod of the $20 million redevelopment and view the Lymburner Drive site.
Eight buildings on the northern half of the site will be demolished to make way for six new buildings, including an administration building, a library and an eight-classroom two-storey teaching block.
There is provision for future transportable classrooms, a conference room and additional parking bays at the site. Work is expected to be completed in time for the start of the 2024 school year.
This project is fully funded by the McGowan Government and is part of its WA Recovery Plan, which is supporting WA's economic recovery through a $492.2 million investment in upgrades and refurbishments at public schools across Western Australia.
Hillarys Primary School is a Kindergarten to Year 6 school and has 553 students. Once built, the school will have a permanent capacity of around 600 students.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
"My Government is committed to delivering high-quality education facilities across Perth's growing suburbs and throughout the State.
"This project is set to provide significant improvements for the school community, while creating local jobs.
"Once complete, students will enjoy the best educational opportunities, with much-improved early learning, arts, music and vocational education facilities."
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"This project is an excellent example of how we are modernising and making schools better across WA.
"The youngest learners at Hillarys Primary School will benefit from the new early childhood education block, while the older students will soon have access to modern, exciting and welcoming new classrooms and other facilities to learn in."
Comments attributed to Hillarys MLA Caitlin Collins:
"Hillarys Primary School continues to be a popular choice for local families, so I'm so excited that construction of these wonderful new facilities is under way.
"As a former school teacher, I understand the value of having quality facilities to enhance the learning environment for teachers and students. I am looking forward to seeing this project come to life."
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