New Doubleview Primary School development approved
A key plank of the western suburbs schooling plan moved into place with the approval of the development application for the new $15.4 million Doubleview Primary School.
A key plank of the western suburbs schooling plan has moved into place, with the approval of the development application for the new $15.4 million Doubleview Primary School.
Executive Director Infrastructure John Fischer said the Metro North West Joint Development Assessment Panel approved the development application for the replacement school at a meeting on Wednesday (January 25).
“The new school, scheduled to open in 2018, will feature state-of-the-art classrooms, facilities and a new nature playground for students to have fun, develop gross motor skills, enjoy free play and spontaneous exploration,” Mr Fischer said.
“The nature playground will be fully accessible to the public outside of school hours, so it will be an asset to the school and the community.”
The new school will be built on a portion of the existing school site, bordered by Flamborough and Ewen Streets, in Doubleview.
The Department of Finance’s Building Management and Works will submit a separate development application for the refurbishment of the existing primary school buildings and some new buildings which will house the International School of WA on a portion of the Doubleview site from 2019.
The Doubleview Primary School development is critical to the plan to continue to provide Doubleview residents and residents of the broader western suburbs with high quality secondary schooling options.
The development will allow for the establishment of the new City Beach College by 2020, to take the pressure off the increasingly popular Churchlands Senior High School and Shenton College.
“Forecasts suggest a shortage of 4000 places for students in western suburbs secondary schools by 2026 if new facilities are not established,” Mr Fischer said.
A contractor has been appointed to build the new Doubleview Primary School.