Significant support for new Doubleview primary school says Harvey

An artist's impression of the new Doubleview primary school site.
An artist's impression of the new Doubleview primary school site.

SCARBORUGH MLA Liza Harvey said plans for a new Doubleview primary school had significant community support.

The Government will spend $15.4 million constructing the school, which will share its large site with the International School of WA, which is moving from the old City Beach High site.

“A recent petition from the Doubleview Primary School P&C had 399 signatures, demonstrating significant community support for new facilities, with the new school due to open in 2018,” Ms Harvey said.

“I am pleased that the Minister for Education is supportive of the community’s need for investment in Doubleview Primary School.

“$18.8 million will also be spent expanding Carine Senior High School, adding to $88 million already committed to expansions at Shenton Collage and Churchlands Senior High School.”

Ms Harvey said the new secondary school on the site of the old City Beach High School that will eventually cater for 1600 students in Years 7 to 12.

“Part of the original City Beach High School buildings will be retained and refurbished to accommodate 350 students, with new buildings to be constructed for the remaining students,” she said.

New local intake areas will be announced during 2017 and implemented with the opening of the new secondary school in 2020.

Existing secondary students and their siblings will not be affected by the local intake area changes.