BALDIVIS is set for another primary school in order to meet surging demand in the area.
Premier Mark McGowan announced construction had begun at the Baldivis North Primary School in Nyilla Approach, Baldivis North.
He said the school would cost $16 million and was expected to be ready to open its doors to students for the start of the 2020 school year.
It will cater to 430 students from kindergarten to Year 6.
Universal Constructions has started initial works.
There will be seven single-storey buildings, including an administration and dental therapy building, a library and staff room building, a multi-purpose canteen, a covered assembly and music block, an early childhood teaching block and three general teaching blocks containing 10 classrooms, an arts and crafts room and an |inclusive education classroom.
Sporting facilities include a school oval, hardcourts and cricket nets.
“As a father with young children, I know how important it is that young families have access to quality local schools so our children can have the best start in life and every opportunity to achieve,” Mr McGowan said.
Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said it would take pressure off existing schools in the area.
“Education is a boom industry in Baldivis with a range of great primary and high schools. Ridgeview Secondary College has opened and another primary school has also been announced in south Baldivis,” he said.