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Planning to begin on new education support facilities for students with disabilities

Side view of a diverse group of schoolchildren sitting at desks in classroom, with one schoolgirl sitting in a wheelchair

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced planning is set to begin on new education support facilities for students with disabilities in Perth’s southern suburbs.

Lakeland Senior High School and Canning Vale College will receive purpose-built learning areas and facilities to support students with low to moderate education support needs, which will be ready in the 2022 school year.

The projects will also help provide jobs for local workers.

Canning Vale College will receive $3.9 million and Lakeland Senior High School will receive $5.5 million for a new teaching block with general and education support classrooms, associated store rooms/facilities and an independent living skills classroom.

The investment will relieve growing enrolment pressure at Leeming Senior High School Education Support Centre, which has experienced significant enrolment growth over the past five years and this was expected to continue, while also creating jobs in the process.

The new facilities mean that local students with disability will no longer need to travel long distances to access appropriate support.

Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

“It is vitally important that students with disability are able to access the specialist support they need.

“This means we need to deliver high-quality facilities that not only meet their education requirements and personal needs, but ensure they are close enough to home so that students don’t need to travel long distances.

“I am thrilled that planning is about to begin on these projects which will create jobs for Western Australians and provide important education support facilities for families in our southern suburbs.”

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