Mandurah community to share ovals with new school

09 March 2018
Families living in the City of Mandurah will soon be able to benefit from multiple ovals, which will be constructed this year for the new public secondary school in Lakelands.
  • Construction to start on shared ovals at new secondary school in Lakelands, Mandurah
  • New school to open with 600 students in 2019 with capacity for 1,500 students by 2022.

Young footballers playing a game on an oval. Image: Getty Images

The ovals will be built on land near the school—which is currently under construction—and will be shared by the City of Mandurah and students when the school opens in 2019.

The City of Mandurah will also provide funding for additional facilities for community members which will complement the recreational areas.

In addition to shared-use ovals, the secondary school in Lakelands will have facilities for students with disability including a hydrotherapy pool; a sports hall and fitness centre; a technology learning area; 10 science laboratories; performing arts classrooms; and digital media facilities.

Year 7 students will be the first to attend the school. It will open with capacity for 600 students and will grow by 2022 when the second stage of construction is complete, allowing for a total of 1,500 students from Years 7 to 12.

The second stage of construction will include a lecture theatre, 26 additional classrooms, and three classrooms specifically for students with disability.

The McGowan Government is investing more than $477 million to build new schools and upgrade existing facilities across the State, ensuring students have access to modern education facilities.

Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:

"My Government is committed to delivering the highest standard of education, and the new Lakelands secondary school will be an exceptional choice for families in the rapidly growing north Mandurah area.

"We want all students to be excited about learning. Having a brand new school with outstanding facilities will give students the contemporary learning environment in which they can excel.

"By investing in local schools, we are ensuring that students have access to the best possible education, now and well into the future."

Comments attributed to Mandurah MLA David Templeman:

"The new school will make a big difference - it will not only provide a first-class education for local secondary students but also an excellent community facility.

"The specialist facilities for students with disability, including the hydrotherapy pool, will be very welcome news for families.

"It was great to be able to visit today and see the progress that has been made; it will be a very exciting day when the first students come through the school gate."

Comments attributed to City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams:

"The new Lakelands high school and district open space will bring huge benefits to the northern suburbs of Mandurah.

"These facilities are a fantastic addition and a real asset to the fast-growing suburb of Lakelands and surrounding areas.

"The new facilities will provide a place for the local community to come together and grow.

"It's so important to partner with the State Government and other stakeholders to deliver great outcomes for our community."