New Alkimos school takes shape


Education Minister Peter Collier and site |manager Dallas Harvey.
Education Minister Peter Collier and site |manager Dallas Harvey.

A FUTURE primary school in south-west Alkimos is taking shape, with building work set to finish ahead of the 2017 opening.

Education Minister Peter Collier said the $14 million school on Fairy Parade was among the first in WA to be built under a public-private partnership.

“The new school will be the second to open in as many years in the fast-growing new suburb,” Mr Collier said.

“It will be equipped with the most up-to-date learning technology and permanent facilities for 430 students in kindergarten to Year 6.

“One of the benefits of a public-private partnership is that principals and school staff do not have to manage or maintain school facilities, so they can focus more on students.”

EduWest – comprised of Macquarie Capital Group, Badge Constructions (WA), Perkins (WA) and Spotless Facility Services – is financing, designing and building the school, and will maintain it for up to 31 years.

Other primary schools being built under public-private arrangements are in Landsdale, Baldivis and Byford.