Education | June 13, 2018

Labor disappoints as Warracknabeal schools miss out

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has demanded the Andrews Labor Government immediately fund the complete Warracknabeal Education Precinct project, escalating local community concerns about the half-completed state of the project in Parliament.

The Andrews Labor Government has provided only a fraction of the funding required to consolidate the Warracknabeal Special Development School, Secondary College and Primary School on the primary school site in Werrigar Street.

“Only a third of the Warracknabeal SDS and half the Secondary College build has been funded, leaving the schools with the impossible decision of working over split campuses or just staying put and leaving brand new school buildings empty until the required funding for this important infrastructure flows,” Ms Kealy said.

Ms Kealy has made numerous representations to the Andrews Labor Government for urgent funding to complete Stage 2 and consolidate all the schools on the one site after personally visiting the schools and seeing firsthand the poor condition of facilities on the existing sites.

“Labor have really stuffed this up and it’s the local Principals, teachers and students who will have to deal with Labor’s mess of half built schools,” Ms Kealy said.

“The Liberal Nationals believe all young people deserve the very best educational services and opportunities whether they live in the city or the country and I will continue to fight for a better deal for quality education in our region,” she said.

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