Cash to maintain schools

Staff reportersSouth Western Times
Seventeen South West schools are set for cash injections for maintenance works.
Camera IconSeventeen South West schools are set for cash injections for maintenance works.

Seventeen public schools in Bunbury and Dalyellup will receive a share of $2.9 million for maintenance works.

The funding announced yesterday by the State Government is part of a $200 million Statewide funding program for high priority maintenance work.

Newton Moore Senior High School will receive the biggest chunk of the funds with almost $1.5 million allocated to the school.

Bunbury Senior High School will receive the second biggest sum with more than $300,000 and Bunbury Primary School will receive more than $260,000.

Cooinda Primary School has been allocated $152,000 and Adam Road Primary School will receive just less than $150,000.

Dalyellup College will receive about $100,000 and Dalyellup Primary School has been allocated $62,400.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the initiative would not only improve school facilities for students but also create local jobs.

Schools are encouraged to use local contractors for the works.

“We are fortunate to have some great schools in our community and these funds will help make sure they are kept to a standard that helps our students and teachers thrive and succeed,” Mr Punch said.

“This initiative will provide a valuable boost to our economy.”

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