Caversham: Metro East JDAP approves development of a Caversham South Primary School

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THE proposed Caversham South primary school in Summerville Boulevard, worth more than $14.5 million, has been given the green light by the Metro East Joint Development Assessment Panel (JDAP).

At the August 17 meeting, the panel unanimously supported applicant Carabiner’s proposal for an admin and dental therapy building, library and staff room, canteen, pre-primary teaching block, 10 classrooms, an arts and craft room, inclusive education room, 128 car bays and two bicycle parking areas.

Ten general transportable classrooms and two early childhood transportable classrooms were also approved.

Sporting facilities include hard courts and cricket nets, with a community oval located next door being reserved for the school.

There will also be landscaping throughout the site, including irrigated turf, garden beds and shade trees.

The yet-to-be-named school is to be constructed primarily of face brick and Colorbond roof sheeting in the colour ‘Surfmist’, with feature multi-cell polycarbonate sheeting.

The school has been designed to accommodate up to 760 students across kindergarten to Year 6 and hire 76 staff members.

Deputy presiding member Kym Petani’s amended condition for the school to prepare a kiss and drive operational plan in consultation with the City of Swan to the satisfaction of the WA Planning Commission to ensure the proposed facility was managed by staff was passed.

The landowner, the Department of Education and Carabiner will liaise with the City about entering into a shared use agreement for the adjacent community oval.

Department of Finance planning manager Scott Jeffrey said the transportable classrooms would not be implemented until the future and the condition was to save the Education Department from seeking further development approvals.

Panel member and Swan councillor Rod Henderson said it would be ideal to have community access to the hard courts.