STATE politicians visited the site of a Burns Beach primary school due to be built in 2020-21.
Premier Mark McGowan and Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard visited the Bramston Vista site as part of a northern suburbs tour today.
“The new primary school in Burns Beach will help service our growing community and provide a great environment for local students to learn in,” Mr Folkard said. The school will be built in 2020-21 to cater for the growing population in the area, with neighbouring Beaumaris Primary and Kinross Primary’s student populations already exceeding 670 students each and forecast to grow.
The State Government said existing primary schools would have enough places to cater for students from Burns Beach until the school is built.
“This project will provide quality learning spaces for Western Australian students and create new jobs for WA workers,” Mr McGowan said.
Burns Beach estate developer Peet Limited managing director and chief executive Brendan Gore welcomed the announcement that the $15.6 million school would be built during 2020-21.
“This is great news for our residents, and a welcome addition to the community,” he said.
“Residents can already walk to the beach, and I know a lot of them will jump at the opportunity to be able to walk the kids to school as well.”
The Premier also visited Greenwood College with Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski and Tapping Primary School with Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton today.