Baldivis: new primary school in north of suburb to be finished well before planned opening


Education Minister Peter Collier, South Metropolitan region MLC Nick Goiran and site manager Tom Larsen.
Education Minister Peter Collier, South Metropolitan region MLC Nick Goiran and site manager Tom Larsen.

A NEW public primary school in northern Baldivis is taking shape with building work set to be finished well ahead of its 2017 opening.

Education Minister Peter Collier said the school was among the first in Western Australia to be built under a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

“The new school will be the third to open in as many years in Baldivis following the opening of Tuart Rise in 2015 and Rivergums in 2016,” 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 PPP 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 Limited, Badge Constructions (WA) Pty Ltd, Perkins (WA) Pty Ltd, and Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd – is financing, designing and building the school and will maintain it for up to 31 years.

The primary school in Baldivis is one of four in the state being built under a PPP arrangement. The others are in Landsdale, Alkimos and Byford.