Kelmscott woman in Miss Naidoc final
PREMIER Mark McGowan has reiterated his desire for new outer-suburburban schools to keep up with population growth. The Premier visited Southern Grove Primary School in Southern River and Aspiri Primary School in Piara Waters last week as stage 2 of construction began. The State Government allocated $10.6 million for Southern Grove and $8.6m for Aspiri in the Buidget over the next financial year.Both schools opened for preprimary and kindergarten students this year and will open for students in years 1 to 6 next year. Another new primary school in southeast Byford has been allocated $17.5m over the next two years, while the planned primary school in Huntingdale’s west is due to receive funding in next year’s Budget. Mr McGowan said the Government was making sure outer suburban areas got the schools they needed. “When I drove here, there were new houses everywhere;new houses invariably have lots of children and we are making sure we cater for the growth,” he said. “We’re putting a lot of effort into school construction in the outer southern area.” Southern River MLA Terry Healy said he was happy to see progress on the schools. “As a father and former teacher in the area, I know families in Southern River and nearby communities will now be part of a new school where children can start their primary education,” he said.
Premier Mark McGowan with Zachary Horton and Ivanka Mawire.