News Date: 15 Jun 2012
Hon Elizabeth Constable
Minister for Education
Education options in the Peel region have been expanded thanks to a new primary school and education support centre opening just north of Mandurah.
At the official opening of Meadow Springs Primary School and Meadow Springs Education Support Centre today, Education Minister Liz Constable said families in the area could feel confident that their children were benefiting from state-of-the-art facilities at the new schools.
“The Mandurah area is expanding rapidly, with many new housing developments attracting families with young children, and we are committed to meeting the needs of growing communities,” Dr Constable said.
“We have already made substantial developments in education in the area, including setting up John Tonkin College.
“This is a very exciting time for this community, with committed community members having made important contributions during the planning process.
“In the five short months since the school and centre welcomed their first students, a strong partnership has been formed between the principals, staff, parents, students and the community.”
More than $16million has been invested in the school and centre, with an inclusive education classroom, 12 general classrooms and a dental therapy office among the new facilities.
“Children here have access to world-class facilities and cutting-edge technology,” the Minister said.
“The architecture is very impressive and the design supports the inclusive education culture at this school.
“The school and centre are off to an extremely positive start and I’m sure we’ll see students achieving great things.”
Section one of the Lake Macquarie Transport Interchange has been opened, providing a major boost to motorists in the region.
A dangerous intersection in Rosedale that has seen trucks crash into the barrier surrounding the local pub on numerous occasions is set to be completely redesigned.
Works to revitalise more than 1,000 kilometres of Victoria’s rail freight network will begin within weeks after the McConnell Dowell Martinus Rail joint venture was announced as the successful tenderer for the project.
A million dollar upgrade to a boating facility at Packers Camp, Redbank Road has now been completed just in time for the June/July school holidays.
The new Charles Street bus bridge and busway has officially opened to the public. The new transport infrastructure will benefit more than 30 northern suburbs bus services, saving up to six minutes on peak hour trips.