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Education funding commitment a win

Published Thursday, 14th May 2015

Communities in the City of Wanneroo’s north are set to benefit from a brand new secondary school due to open in Yanchep in 2019.

New school in Yanchep

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the $57.2 million State Government announcement was a win for the residents living in what will become the most northern Strategic Metropolitan Centre.

“Yanchep is a thriving community and this is fantastic news for our current and emerging northern suburbs families who will benefit from this much needed new secondary school,” she said

“Our City is experiencing extraordinary growth and this funding is essential to fulfil our education needs as we estimate to welcome 73,000 additional people by 2036.”

The school will accommodate Year 7 to 11 students in 2019 and up to Year 12 in 2020.

“Exclusive of the newly announced Atlantis Beach Baptist College to open in Two Rocks in 2016, there are currently no schools offering Year 11 and 12 studies. This school gives parents an alternative education option for their children who would otherwise need to travel out of the area for their final school years,” Mayor Roberts said.

“High quality secondary education options are vital to communities and this is a very important development for Yanchep.”    

Students will have state of the art specialist facilities at their fingertips including a sports hall, science laboratories and a technology block with culinary, textiles and IT classrooms.

 “I would also like to remind the State Government that an extension of the Mitchell Freeway and northern suburbs train line is vital to support education and employment opportunities in the Northern Coastal Growth Corridor,” Mayor Roberts said.

“The Australian Government has allocated $209 million to the Mitchell Freeway extension project which is more than enough to deliver the freeway all the way to Romeo Road.

“The welcome announcement of a new school in Yanchep is strongly supported by the City as we continue to focus on meeting infrastructure and community needs in our northern corridor.”

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