Wednesday, April 24, 2024

DA lodged for new ACT school

A new ACT public school in Whitlam has reached another key milestone with the lodgement of a development application.

The ACT Government has committed $76.8 million to deliver a new preschool to year 6 school and early childhood education and care centre in the suburb of Whitlam.

This new public school, expected to open for the 2026 school year, is part of the Government’s commitment to meet enrolment growth and cater for the new residential suburb of Whitlam.

Once complete, the ACT Government says it will accommodate up to 780 students and 30 places in the early childhood education and care centre.

Positioned adjacent to John Gorton Drive on the corner of Hazel Hawke Avenue and Alice Moyle Way, the new school will provide convenient access to the local neighbourhood by nearby public transport stops, bike paths and footpaths, said ACT Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Yvette Berry.

“Lodging the development application for the new school in Whitlam is an exciting milestone,” said Minister Berry.

“As the suburb of Whitlam continues to grow, I know locals are excited about the opening of a new public primary school and early childhood education and care centre for the Molonglo Valley.

“This new school shows the ACT Government’s commitment to build modern, state-of-the-art school infrastructure for Canberra’s future.”

Information about the new school is available at and regular updates are also available on the Whitlam School web page:

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