South West school receive funding for ‘much-needed’ repairs

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times

Eight Bunbury schools are set to share $778,384 of State Government funding for “much-needed” repairs as part of a Statewide investment of more than $18 million to almost 300 schools.

Adam Road Primary School, Bunbury Primary School, Bunbury Senior High School, Dalyellup College, Maidens Park Primary School, Newton Moore Senior High School, Picton Primary School and South Bunbury Education Support Centre have all been allocated money.

The maintenance will be done by approved contractors creating work for local businesses and tradespeople.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said the schools had asked for funding to complete maintenance and he was pleased the State Government was able to deliver.

“More jobs and work for tradespeople will be created from this investment in upgrading public school infrastructure,” he said.

A further 13 schools in the Collie-Preston electorate will share $638,372 for maintenance projects and $150,000 will be split between four schools in the Murray-Wellington electorate.

Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the Government’s investment was important to schools across the State.

“It is great to see this $18 million investment to address important maintenance needs in our schools to create local job opportunities and support the State’s economy,” she said.

“We are now spending $128.7 million in the 2018-19 financial year on maintenance for public schools.

“The works are being carried out in every corner of our State.”

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