New school in Eglinton to ease pressure on Shorehaven school

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The new school in Eglinton is scheduled to open for the start of the 2025 school year with some works continuing to mid-2025.

WORK has started on a new primary school in Eglinton, according to the Education Minister Tony Buti.

The new school in the northern suburb of Perth will cater for 620 students and take some pressure off the growing Shorehaven Primary School in Alkimos. 

The Eglinton south west primary school will include an administration, kindergarten and pre-primary area, double-storey teaching area, general learning areas, specialist rooms for art and science, library, covered assembly area, music room, car park, oval and hard courts.

The $41 million school will also include an education support facility for about 54 students with classrooms, low stimulus rooms and therapy and sensory rooms.

The new school is scheduled to open for the start of the 2025 school year with some works continuing to mid-2025.

Dr Buti said he was pleased to announce construction had started on the new primary school in the growing area of Eglinton in Perth’s north.

Butler MLA John Quigley said parents would be pleased there would be a new school in the area.

Meanwhile, Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said the Cook Government had concluded a review of Marmion Ave in Alkimos – between Bluewater Dr and Shorehaven Blvd – and would implement a range of measures to improve pedestrian safety.

By the time Ms Saffioti made the announcement on October 31 Main Roads WA had already reduced the speed limit in that section of Marmion Ave from 80km/h to 70km/h.

“Reducing the speed limit is something we can implement immediately to help improve safety, while we begin design work on new traffic signals at the intersection of Marmion Ave,’’ she said.

Installing traffic signals at the intersection would address the need for a pedestrian crossing across Marmion Ave – while directly improving accessibility for residents to and from Bluewater Dr – along with indirectly benefitting road users on Shorehaven Blvd.

Mr Quigley said the government had heard from the community and seen the struggles faced by pedestrians trying to cross that section of Marmion Ave.

“The improvements we are implementing will go a long way in addressing the issues, but we are continuing to look at this issue and investigate what other measures we could potentially implement to further enhance pedestrian safety,’’ he said.

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