STUDENTS with autism or disabilities will have access to a dedicated education support centre to be built at North Aveley Primary School.
Education Minister Sue Ellery announced the new building during a visit to the school last week, with construction of the specialised facility set to begin this year and open next year.
Ms Ellery said the McGowan government was working to build facilities across WA to ensure families could access the best education close to home.
“We have a pressing need for this support centre,” she said.
“Parents, teachers and principals have told me about students currently travelling at least an hour a day to the nearest support centre in Bayswater.
“That’s a long way for any primary school student to travel each day.
“It is so important that children with autism and disabilities are supported and receive the best possible education.
“I’m thrilled the McGowan government will deliver a specialist facility in the local area.”