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Category
News
Date
21 June 2018

Green light for Subiaco’s new Inner City College

  • Subi East

The new Inner City College in Subiaco has been given the official go ahead with development approval granted for stage one of the project.

The future school is a key element of plans to transform Subi East into a vibrant new education, leisure, residential and community destination on the fringe of the Perth CBD.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the proposed 2000-student college had been designed by leading architects to make the most of its premier location.

“Families in the area will have a brand new school with world class facilities to deliver an exciting and innovative education for 21st century learners.”

The first stage of the school includes health and physical education, technologies and science, and student services, with a cafeteria, library and lecture theatres. 

Spaces for socialising and recreation are integrated throughout with sporting hard courts, an amphitheatre and landscaped courtyards. The schools’ location will also encourage active modes of transport for students and staff.

Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said the school was a focal point of the new Subi East precinct which will also deliver new mixed-use development, diverse housing supply and improved community amenity through shared use of the Subiaco Oval playing field.

“The revitalisation of Subi East will honour the area’s rich heritage, help create hundreds of jobs through development and ultimately bring more residents to the area to support existing business and stimulate the local economy.”

“We will see more families moving into the area to take advantage of the Inner City College and make the most of new opportunities to work, live and learn in key activity corridors.”

Forward works are progressing well at the school’s iconic location next to Subiaco Oval with construction of the state-of-the-art secondary facility due to commence next month.

Planning studies are continuing for the broader Subi East project area to investigate options for the delivery of new and diverse housing supply close to existing transport and community infrastructure.