11 December 2017

Vision for new Inner City College in Subiaco

  • Subi East

The first artist's impressions of the new Inner City College have been released today, providing insight into what the new school will eventually look like.

Inner City College will be built at Kitchener Park in Subiaco and will make use of its iconic location next to Subiaco Oval, which will be incorporated into the design of the school.

Premier Mark McGowan said the Government was getting on with delivering the Inner City College, which would provide students with a quality education in outstanding facilities.

The development will help provide the school infrastructure required to keep up with the growing student population, particularly in our inner city suburbs where it is desperately needed.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said that the community will have access to Subiaco Oval as a shared facility, as the McGowan Government had chosen to retain the playing surface as public open space. 

One of the best things about this location is that the playing surface of the much-loved Subiaco Oval will be retained as a shared facility for the school and community.

The school will be built across different levels spanning three and four stories and the design will contribute to the culture and character of Subiaco.

Students will enjoy modern specialist facilities equipped with innovative new technology, including a sports hall and gymnasium, lecture theatres and library as well as science, digital technology, food and textiles labs.

The local intake area has been set and will help ease enrolment pressure on existing inner suburban schools. Students from across the State will be able to apply for the Gifted and Talented academic program.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery announced that recruitment for the foundation principal is now open with an appointment expected in April.

The principal will set the direction of the school, including developing the vision, ethos and values of the school, logo, uniform and the teaching and learning programs.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2018. The school will open to Year 7 students in 2020, expanding to cater for Year 7 to 12 students in 2025.

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