Construction starts on Inner City College in Subiaco

05 April 2018

WA Government: Construction of the new secondary school at Kitchener Park in Subiaco will start this week.

PACT Construction has been awarded the forward and earthworks contract for the $68 million stage one of the build.

Works will start today to realign the underground water pipes and services infrastructure ahead of the main building works starting in the middle of the year.

Students at Inner City College will enjoy modern specialist facilities equipped with innovative new technology, including a sports hall and gymnasium, lecture theatres and library as well as science, digital technology, food and textiles labs.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Planning has now approved the Subiaco Redevelopment Scheme, which transfers planning authority to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

Scheme 2 sets out a high level vision for the future of Subiaco, laying the groundwork for master planning for the future of Subiaco Oval, the Princess Margaret Hospital site and wider Subi East precinct to get underway.

Approval of the scheme is another milestone as the McGowan Government works to create more connected communities across Perth.

The iconic Subiaco Oval will be retained as a shared open space and the local community will also have access to the college's playing courts and gymnasium.

The school will open to Year 7 students in 2020, expanding to cater for Year 7 to 12 students in 2025.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

"Our multimillion dollar investment in this new school will help meet the needs of families in the rapidly growing inner city and western suburbs, while supporting jobs for Western Australians.

"The college has been designed with both its unique location and community in mind - adding to the culture and character of Subiaco."

Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

"Today is an important milestone as the school starts to take shape.

"The new college will provide high-quality education in modern facilities that will help educate students for the jobs of the future.

"The foundation principal is expected to be appointed in coming months, and will be responsible for setting the direction and values for the school and its students."

Comments attributed to Planning Minister Rita Saffioti:

"The location of the new school presents new opportunities and has been designed specifically to enhance the character of its local community.

"The exciting new Subi East renewal project will transform Subiaco Oval's surrounds and the Princess Margaret Hospital site into a vibrant place for living, learning and leisure.

"It is also connected to existing public transport connections, making it a prime location for new homes and businesses."

 

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Source:  Western Australia Government - www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au

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Premier's office - 6552 5000

Education and Training Minister's office - 6552 5700

Planning Minister's office - 6552 5500 

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