Broome North will welcome its first state-of-the-art primary school in 2015.
Education Minister Peter Collier announced the State Government would invest $21 million in a new primary school to cater for Broome’s growing population.
The school is part of State Government funding of its $148 million investment in additional schools across WA.
Mr Collier said the new school in Broome North would relieve pressure on Roebuck Primary School, which has experienced high growth in student numbers.
“As one of Western Australia’s fastest growing regional centres, it is expected the new school will serve many young families in north Broome into the future,” he said.
The minister said the new school would be built according to the latest design principles and feature air-cooling, interactive whiteboards and state-of-the-art technology.
Completion is expected in 2015, in time for the school year.
“The Government is constantly monitoring population trends and infrastructure development so building schools can be planned well in advance.”Three new schools will also be built in Perth.
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