Government tips in $16m for new school

Gareth McKnightSound Telegraph

The State Government confirmed $16 million of funding for a new primary school in Baldivis over the weekend.

Mark McGowan was joined by Education Minister Sue Ellery at Makybe Rise Primary School on Sunday, where the future establishment of Baldivis North Primary School was announced.

The school will cater for 430 pupils and have art and music facilities incorporated.

Construction is due to begin this year, with the school to open for kindergarten to Year 6 students in 2020.

The funding was part of a combined $55 million pledge to new schools in Baldivis, Banksia Grove and Caversham.

The Premier said Baldivis had increased rapidly over the past five years, increasing by more than 3100 people on average every year.

“This Government is investing in new local schools across the State to ensure students have access to the best possible education,” he said.

These new school projects will provide quality learning spaces for Western Australian students and create new jobs for WA workers.

Baldivis MLA Reece Whitby said he was pleased the suburb haad been recognised for government assistance.

“It’s great to have construction start on another school,” he said.

“Education is booming with so many young families having kids, and demand will just keep on growing.” Mr Whitby said he would continue to work hard at ensuring demand for schools was met.

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