Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP is pleased to advise schools in the Narungga electorate are to receive $1.014 million of fast-tracked maintenance works as part of the State Government’s $32 million economic stimulus package to be rolled out this year.
Mr Ellis confirms Principals have been informed and schools are working with the Education Department to undertake the following identified projects:
Central Yorke School (Maitland) $227,000: Roof replacement including box gutters and eaves (Building 2)
Minlaton District School, $227,000: Roof cladding replacement (Building 2)
Port Broughton Area School, $65,000: chainmesh fence replacement (Sections D&E 600mtrs)
Snowtown Primary School, $105,000: Bitumen replacement $75,000 (west Building 1A); Roof re-cladding (Building 2) $30,000
Wallaroo Mines Primary School, $100,000: Refurbish existing toilets (Building 1, Rooms 14, 15, 24, 25)
Warooka Primary School, $205,000: Bitumen hard place replacement (767 sqm), $165,000; salt damp remediation $40,000
Yorketown Area School, $85,000: Repair to copper pipework (Buildings 2, 3, 4 & 5).
“I welcome the decision to bring forward long awaited upgrades at these local schools, and 109 other government schools around the State, which will importantly provide work for local tradespeople, supporting jobs and businesses in the wake of the coronavirus,” Mr Ellis said.
“Also, as part of the package, every preschool in the state, including in Narungga, is to receive a grant of $20,000, to be used at each site’s discretion for maintenance work such as painting, flooring, landscaping, kitchen upgrades, storage replacement and shade structures.
“All such work will well support our local tradespeople, and flow on to benefit our wider communities.”
Education Minister John Gardner said the investment will provide a much-needed boost for local schools, preschools and their communities.
“This $32 million investment will deliver long awaited works at many of our schools, support priority upgrades to our early years facilities and provide a vital income stream for small businesses and tradespeople across the State.
“This builds on the record $1.3 billion capital works investment across our education system that will deliver a generational upgrade of school facilities across the state and provide vital jobs at a time when they are so sorely needed”, Minister Gardner said.
This stimulus package is over and above the Education Department’s annual maintenance budget and forms another component of the Marshall Government’s strong plan to address the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.