School is in ses­sion

Eastern Reporter - - Front Page - Kristie Lim

THE pro­posed $14.5 mil­lion Caver­sham South pri­mary school in Sum­merville Boule­vard has been given the green light by the Metro East Joint De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel (JDAP).

At its Au­gust 17 meet­ing, the panel unan­i­mously sup­ported ap­pli­cant Cara­biner’s pro­posal for an ad­min­is­tra­tion and den­tal ther­apy build­ing, li­brary and staff room, can­teen, pre-pri­mary teach­ing block, 10 class­rooms, arts and craft room, in­clu­sive ed­u­ca­tion room, 128 car bays and bi­cy­cle park­ing.

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 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 across kinder­garten to Year 6, with 76 staff mem­bers.

Deputy pre­sid­ing mem­ber Kym Pe­tani’s amended con­di­tion for the school to pre­pare a ‘kiss-and-drive’ plan in con­sul­ta­tion with the City of Swan, to the sat­is­fac­tion of the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, was passed.

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

Depart­ment of Fi­nance plan­ning man­ager Scott Jef­frey said the trans­portable class­rooms would not be im­ple­mented im­me­di­ately 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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