New Learning Centre, Outdoor Centre Coming To Manly State School


Manly State School is set to have a new $11.6-million, multi-storey learning centre and an outdoor centre to cater to the school’s enrolment growth, brought by the housing boom in the bayside suburb.

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Manly State School’s enrollment surged from 2019 onwards, as many young families relocated to the suburb in hopes of seeking a more relaxed lifestyle. From 657 students in 2019, the school’s enrolment increased to 701 in 2021.

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Because of the trend, the State Government has allocated $11.6 million for the construction of a multistorey learning centre which consists of six general learning areas, a music centre and an outdoor learning area.

Besides the learning centre, a new $550,000 outdoor learning area is currently being planned for Manly State School. Now in the design phase, it will allow students to engage and learn in an outdoor environment whilst providing to various learning needs of all students.

Manly’s Median House Price Growth

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Based on data from Property Market Updates, Manly’s property values grew by 16.01 per cent from July 2020 to June 2021, compared to $844,750 in the previous year.

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What attracts families and downsizers to Manly is its relaxing and quiet seaside vibes as many buyers are seeking lifestyle changes.

Another factor that brings people close to Manly is the continued growth of residential projects in the area. Two of the biggest developments coming to Manly are 191 Stratton Tce, a residential complex with 42-units and retail space and The Village Manly, a 100-unit luxury retirement village with two four-storey and two six-storey buildings.