FIVE new primary schools will open in 2022, servicing rapidly growing Perth suburbs.
The State Government announced today that $116 million would be spent on new primary schools in Burns Beach, Wellard, Alkimos, Piara Waters and Treeby
Local architects will design the five schools and at least 1500 construction jobs will be created.
The announcement follows four new schools opening next year and five in 2021.
Alkimos (planning name – Shorehaven) Primary School will have permanent capacity for 650 students.
The $26.4 million facility will cater for students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Nearby a new $20.7 million Burns Beach Primary School will also provide an option for families, with permanent capacity for 430 students.
Forrestdale South East Primary School, located in Piara Waters, will be built at a cost of $26.2 million with permanent capacity for 540 students.
It will also have education support facilities for children with disability.
Treeby will see construction of the new $20.3 million Treeby (planning name – Banjup West) Primary School which will be built with permanent capacity for 540 students.
In the south-western suburbs, Wellard Village Primary School will provide permanent capacity for 650 students and be built at a cost of $22.6 million.
Next year will see the opening of Sheoak, Beenyup, Caversham Valley and Grandis primary schools.
Baldivis South Primary School, Brabham Primary School, Sunningdale Primary School, Harrisdale North Primary School and Southern River Primary School are all set to open in 2021.
“I understand how important it is for families to have access to fantastic schools in their local areas,” Premier Mark McGowan said.
“Schools are the heart of our local communities and provide children with essential learning opportunities and high-quality education to set them up for the best start at life.
“My Government is committed to building schools and strengthening communities to meet the needs of families in our fastest-growing suburbs.
“Jobs are our number one focus and the construction of these five new schools will also create at least 1500 jobs.”