Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Hon Sue Ellery BA MLC

Minister for Finance; Commerce; Women's Interests

    Stage 2 works begin at Alkimos College

    4/11/2022 11:30 AM
    • Construction starts on Stage 2 facilities at Alkimos College
    • $52 million expansion includes student services area, performing arts centre, and general learning and STEM classrooms
    • New facilities to be ready for students in 2024
    • Delivering on a McGowan Labor Government election commitment

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced that works have commenced on the second stage of Alkimos College.


    The $52 million secondary school development was designed by T&Z Architects and is being built by Western Australian company EMCO Building. It is set to provide state-of-the-art facilities for students and staff.


    New buildings to be constructed as part of Stage 2 include a student services area, performing arts centre, dance and visual arts studios, dedicated music and specialist classrooms, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classrooms, and additional general learning classrooms.


    Alkimos College opened in 2020 with a specialist design and technologies area, general classrooms, science and information technology laboratories, sports hall, canteen and library.


    Once completed, the new facilities will accommodate an additional 700 secondary students, increasing the school's total student capacity to 1,450.


    It is anticipated the Stage 2 facilities will be ready for the 2024 school year.


    Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:


    "The McGowan Government is committed to delivering high-quality education facilities across Perth's growing suburbs and throughout the State.


    "Alkimos College opened in 2020 and is already a popular choice for local families.


    "These new facilities will support an additional 700 students as the school and communities of Alkimos and Eglinton continue to grow.


    "I'm excited to announce that construction on Stage 2 works has begun, with the world-class facilities set to enhance secondary education by coupling high-quality spaces for students to thrive in with modern learning technology."


    Comments attributed to Butler MLA John Quigley:


    "The Alkimos College Stage 2 project is a key part of the McGowan Government's plan to build the north and deliver the best possible education for local students.


    "Stage 2 will be a game changer for local families who want their children to have a quality secondary education with access to modern STEM, performing arts, music and other facilities - it's so exciting to see these significant works getting underway."   


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