Construction Gets Underway For New Butler North Secondary School

Construction Gets Underway For New Butler North Secondary School

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

Construction Underway On New Butler North Secondary School

Victor P Taffa

  • Construction has started on the new Butler North Secondary School (planning name)
  • First stage, worth $48.4 Million, will be completed by late 2019
  • School will open to Year 7 students in 2020

New Butler North Secondary School is now starting to take shape, with earthworks completed, concrete slabs poured and steel frames in place on the 9-ha construction site.

“Butler North is a major new school in the growing northern corridor of Perth.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“We have a record number of students in Western Australia public schools, and my Government is working to ensure students continue to learn in modern, first-class facilities.”

New Butler North Secondary School, on the corner of Santorini Promenade and Hollington Boulevard in Alkimos, is on track to open to Year 7 students in 2020 and will expand to a Years 7 to 12 secondary school by 2025.

“This site will transform into a first-class learning facility complete with purpose-built classrooms, laboratories and studios, student services, sporting fields and more.” Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery said.

“School will open its doors in 2020 and provide a first-class facility for local students for many generations to come.”

Once completed, the first stage will deliver a range of single and double-storey classroom blocks, with purpose-built learning areas for science, design, information technology, and food and textiles.

An administration building and student services will also be completed, as well as a cafeteria and a range of sporting facilities, including an oval, four multi-purpose courts and cricket practice nets.

$48.4 Million project will support local jobs in construction, electrical, plumbing and painting trades, with the work being carried out by Perth-based company EMCO Building.

At the peak of construction, about 230 people will be working on-site including those in apprenticeships and traineeships.

New Butler North Secondary School is part of the McGowan Government’s significant investment of $468.7 Million to build and improve Western Australian public schools.

WA Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“This is an exciting time for our community as we see Butler North Secondary School become a reality over the next year.” Butler MLA John Quigley said.

“New senior high school will help ease pressure on the existing Butler College, which opened in 2013, and currently has almost 1,800 students.”

This investment in school infrastructure will help support jobs for Western Australians, and ensure students are learning in modern facilities that are well equipped to give their students the support they need.