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