FAMILIES will be able to benefit from multiple ovals being built this year in North Mandurah.
Premier Mark McGowan announced on site this morning that construction would start soon on the shared ovals at the new Lakelands High School.
The ovals will be built on land near the school, currently under construction, and will be shared by the City of Mandurah and students when the school opens next year.
The City will also provide funding for additional facilities for the community that will complement the recreation areas.
Mandurah MLA David Templeman said the ovals would provide the biggest recreational space in Mandurah.
As well as the shared use ovals, the school with have facilities for students with disabilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, sports hall and fitness centre, technology learning area, 10 science laboratories, performing arts classrooms and digital media facilities.
Year 7 students will be the first at the school which will open with 600 students, growing by 2020 when stage 2 is complete to allow for 1500 students from years 7 to 12.
The second stage will include a lecture theatre, 26 extra classrooms and three classrooms specifically designed for students with disabilities.