Liberals set to announce $16.4m boost for schools in Kingsley

Oct 29, 2020 | State News

Opposition leader Liza Harvey will tomorrow announce a $16.4 million election commitment to upgrade schools in the Kingsley electorate, with Greenwood College set to benefit with a major $12.4 million overhaul.

Ms Harvey will reveal the full details with Kingsley candidate Scott Edwardes during a visit to the electorate.

“A Liberal Government is committed to a significant upgrade of school infrastructure as part of our Five-Year COVID-19 Economic Recovery Plan,” Ms Harvey said.

“Our youth are our future and we value education in our local communities, so it is important we provide them with first-class facilities to enhance their learning environment to deliver strong education outcomes.

“A vital spin-off is that this $12.4 million investment would also be a major boost to the local economy in Kingsley because it will create jobs,which under the Liberals’ Local Jobs Guarantee prioritises that local suppliers will be given preferential consideration on all State Government contracts.

”Mr Edwardes was delighted to secure such a significant commitment to modernise education facilities in the Kingsley electorate under a Harvey Liberal Government.

“Greenwood College has been crying out for funding that would enable the construction of a sports hall and change rooms,so our $12.4 million funding promise shows our commitment to the community,” he said.

“The Labor Government has only committed $2.4 million despite announcing a $1.7 billion surplus in their recent Budget.

“It is important that we encourage participation in sport to keep our youth active and I know these modern facilities will be welcomed by staff, students, parents and the local community.

“The $12.4 million funding would also enable refurbishments of the science, drama and dance classrooms, staff studies, staff common room and toilets and canteen.

“Significantly, this major commitment will ensure that Greenwood College, which has an enrolment capacity of 1062, can meet growing demand, with its projected enrolment to reach 1413 by 2024.”

A Harvey Liberal Government would also:

  • Contribute $2.5 million to Warwick Senior High School –an increase of $500,000 on Labor’s commitment -for a new dance studio and refurbishments to change rooms and toilets; physical education staff study and canteen kitchen and eating area.
  • And match Labor’s $1.5 million to Hawker Park Primary School to support the early intervention program that identifies additional learning and support needs to ensure that the educational needs of the child are being met