Education provider relocates to former tool shop

The iCollege site. Picture: Kristie Lim
The iCollege site. Picture: Kristie Lim

INTERNATIONAL education provider iCollege will be moving its Perth campus from Maylands to a former tool shop in Bayswater.

The provider runs various programs for local and international students, including hospitality and commercial cookery.

It is currently based at The Rise but will be moving to the vacant Power Tools and Machinery Sales shop on Beechboro Road South.

Bayswater Council approved iCollege’s change of use application for an educational establishment at its December 3 meeting, despite a car parking shortfall of about 76 bays.

The total number of bays required was 98 bays, but councillors were convinced that the students would mainly use public transport instead of driving.

The site will cater for a maximum of 390 students and 10 staff, with a limit of 120 students on site at any one time.

Councillor Michelle Sutherland said it was good to see an educational institution in Bayswater.

Cr Sutherland said she did not think transport would be an issue as most people would catch the train or buses.

Cr Sally Palmer said it was a smart development in a smart location.

iCollege was contacted for comment.

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