Knowledge and Innovation

Major projects in the Great Southern focused on knowledge and innovation are listed below. 

Affordable Student Accommodation Stage Two: Advance Housing will provide dedicated and affordable student accommodation facilities to encourage more international and domestic students to attend tertiary and vocational institutions in the Great Southern. Stage Two will see the construction of an accommodation facility at the old Albany Primary School site on Serpentine Road. Stage One involved the construction of 20 units opposite the UWA Albany Centre in the Norman House precinct and was completed in December 2017. Stage Two is being supported with $11 million in Royalties for Regions funding and is due for completion in early 2021.

Albany Secondary Education Support Centre and NASHS: Construction of a double-storey classroom block comprised of six general learning classrooms and two science laboratories. The works also include refurbishments to existing facilities and a fire service upgrade.

Mount Lockyer Primary School: A redevelopment of the school will include the construction of a new administration building, new classrooms and refurbishment of a cluster of classrooms built in the 1970s. Once completed, the school will have the permanent capacity for 648 students and will have space to increase this to 700 if required. Completion is expected in time for the 2022 school year.

More details of the projects, including contacts, can be found on the Major Projects register.

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