Green light given for new school

Midland Reporter - - News - Kristie Lim

THE Metro East Joint Devel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel has given the green light to build Caver­sham South pri­mary school in Sum­merville Boule­vard, worth more than $14.5 mil­lion.

The panel unan­i­mously sup­ported ap­pli­cant Cara­biner’s pro­posal at the Au­gust 17 meet­ing.

The plan was for an ad­min and den­tal ther­apy build­ing, li­brary and staff room, can­teen, pre-pri­mary teach­ing block, 10 class­rooms, an arts and craft room, in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion room, 128 car bays and two bi­cy­cle park­ing ar­eas.

Ten gen­eral trans­portable class­rooms and two early child­hood trans­portable class­rooms were also ap­proved.

Sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties in­clude hard courts and cricket nets, with a com­mu­nity oval next door be­ing re­served for the school.

The yet-to-be-named school is to be con­structed pri­mar­ily of face brick and Color­bond roof sheet­ing in the colour ‘Surfmist’, with fea­ture multi-cell poly­car­bon­ate sheet­ing.

The school has been de­signed to ac­com­mo­date up to 760 stu­dents from kinder­garten to Year 6.

It would hire 76 staff mem­bers.

Deputy pre­sid­ing mem­ber Kym Pe­tani’s amended con­di­tion for the school to pre­pare a kiss-and-drive op­er­a­tional plan in con­sul­ta­tion with the City of Swan to the sat­is­fac­tion of the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion to en­sure the pro­posed fa­cil­ity was man­aged by staff was passed.

The landowner, the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Cara­biner will li­aise with the City about en­ter­ing into a shared use agree­ment for the ad­ja­cent com­mu­nity oval.

Depart­ment of Fi­nance plan­ning man­ager Scott Jef­frey said the trans­portable class­rooms would not be im­ple­mented un­til the fu­ture and the con­di­tion was to save the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment from seek­ing fur­ther devel­op­ment ap­provals.

Panel mem­ber and Swan coun­cil­lor Rod Henderson said it would be ideal to have com­mu­nity ac­cess to the hard courts.

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