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.”
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Expressions of Interest have today opened for an upgrade on the M80 Ring Road, with 7.9 kilometres worth of road between the Princes Freeway and Western Highway set to be widened.
Up to 650 construction and operation jobs could be created after KGL Resources Limited’s Jervois Copper-Silver-Gold Project was granted Major Project Status.
An estate development plan for the former Red Hill public housing precinct, produced in consultation with the local community, has been lodged as a development application revealed Minister for Urban Renewal Mick Gentleman today.
Premier Daniel Andrews joined Minister for Health Jill Hennessy yesterday to officially open the new Monash Children’s Hospital. The hospital, which came at a cost of approximately $250 million, will care for over 7000 sick children each year.