Port School secures extra space

Port School secures extra space

Port School in Hamilton Hill has secured additional space to improve its facilities with Main Roads agreeing to lease the school an adjacent plot of land.

The school plans to develop a small oval, market garden and much needed additional parking space.

The school had previously signed an agreement with Main Roads to lease the land and obtained planning approvals from the City of Cockburn, but was then left in limbo by the previous Government’s Perth Freight Link project.

The McGowan Labor Government’s decision not to proceed with the Perth Freight Link has put the school’s plans back on track.

Port School works with local at-risk students, helping them to complete their secondary education.

“It’s been a long road to get here. We’re thrilled to put the uncertainty behind us and move forward with our plans to improve the school,” said Port School Principal Barry Finch.

State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk said, “Port School is doing great work under very challenging circumstances. This Government will support that work wherever we can.

“This was a no-brainer. The lease will relieve pressure on the school, put vacant land to good use and provide a better experience for students.”

Federal Member for Fremantle Josh Wilson said he was grateful to Simone McGurk and the McGowan Government for their quick action in providing this long-sought lease of vacant land.

“The extra breathing space will help Port School in their vital work supporting some of our most at-risk young people to finish their secondary schooling.”