Group wants schools plan for oval dropped

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Street Watch -

THE Metro North West Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel (JDAP) meets to­mor­row to de­cide the fate of JK Lyons Re­serve at Dou­ble­view Pri­mary School.

The pro­posal, which was de­ferred by the JDAP last month, is seek­ing ap­proval to build a new Dou­ble­view Pri­mary School re­quir­ing the oval space.

Ed­u­ca­tion Min­is­ter Peter Col­lier an­nounced in Septem­ber that the In­ter­na­tional School of WA would be re­lo­cat­ing to the site in 2019 and shar­ing the land with the new $15 mil­lion pri­mary school.

Res­i­dent and Save Dou­ble­view Oval Ac­tion Group spokes­woman Claire Shar­man said she would be speak­ing at the meet­ing to try to stop the pro­posal.

She said she hoped the DAP would lis­ten to com­mu­nity con­cerns and re­ject the plan.

“Los­ing JK Lyons Re­serve will mean los­ing al­most 25 per cent of Dou­ble­view’s ac­tive open space,” she said. “In a sub­urb that al­ready has the least amount of green space com­pared with other sub­urbs this is un­ac­cept­able.”

Con­sider cur­rent growth pro­jec­tions, she said lo­cat­ing two grossly over­sized schools on a site of only 5.8 hectares will re­sult in a lack of space for fu­ture pri­mary school stu­dents within six years.”

The panel will be meet­ing at the City of Stir­ling coun­cil cham­bers.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d463542

Res­i­dent and Save Dou­ble­view Oval Ac­tion Group spokes­woman Claire Shar­man (right) with group mem­bers Mary Har­vey and Mary Lyons at the oval.

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