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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.