Media release: Swan Hills’ schools benefit from $3.4 million in upgrades
- More than 17 local schools to be upgraded in the Swan Hills area
- Upgrades as part of McGowan Government’s job-creating package under the $200 million maintenance package announced for all 789 WA public schools
- Package to address high priority maintenance at every WA public school
- WA jobs initiative to deliver economic stimulus, create 3,150 WA jobs including 1,260 in regional WA
- Upgrades in addition to $4.2m to add more classrooms for Aveley Secondary College
Premier Mark McGowan, Education Minister Sue Ellery and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw visited Aveley Secondary College on Wednesday, February 26 to view upgrades to the school and meet with the local school community.
Aveley Secondary College received $19,500 of upgrades due to be completed next month and has recently had an additional $4.2million for extra classrooms.
Across the Swan Hills electorate, schools received more than $3.4 million for important maintenance, as part of the McGowan Government’s $200 million job-creating school maintenance blitz:
- Anne Hamersley Primary School − $13,000 for maintenance upgrades
- Arbor Grove Primary − $54,546 for maintenance upgrades and structural upgrades
- Aveley North Primary School − $13,000 for maintenance upgrades
- Aveley Primary School − $63,964 for maintenance, traffic management and structural upgrades
- Aveley Secondary College − $19,500 for maintenance upgrades
- Bullsbrook College − $1,087,069 for maintenance, design and technology, toilet and structural upgrades and resurfacing of playing surfaces
- Chidlow Primary School − $30,074 for maintenance and structural upgrades
- Eastern Hills Senior High School − $400,610 for maintenance, toilet and structural upgrades
- Ellen Stirling Primary School − $327,842 for maintenance, electrical, structural and traffic management upgrades
- Ellenbrook Primary School − $60,266 for maintenance and structural upgrades
- Ellenbrook Secondary College − $678,323 for maintenance, classroom, design and technology, electrical and structural upgrades
- Gidgegannup Primary School − $53,500 maintenance upgrades and removal of demountables
- Malvern Springs Primary School − $26,576 for maintenance and structural upgrades
- Mount Helena Primary School − $484,047 for maintenance upgrades, classroom refurbishments and roof replacements
- Sawyers Valley Primary School − $47,867 for maintenance and roof upgrades and classroom refurbishments
- Upper Swan Primary School − $52,000 for maintenance upgrades
- Wooroloo Primary School − $28,952 for maintenance and electrical upgrades
Works across the schools vary, with the majority of upgrades expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Every Western Australian public school is benefitting from the $200 million maintenance blitz, creating 3,150 jobs across the State.
Under the McGowan Government’s ‘Direct to Market’ framework, local schools have the ability to engage local contractors directly, without unnecessary red tape.
Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:
“I’m pleased to be in the Swan Hills area to meet with the local school community and see our major school maintenance blitz in progress.
“Each public school across Western Australia including these 17 in the Swan Hills area are benefiting from a range of works such as maintenance, structural, classroom, design and technology or electrical upgrades.
“My Government is focussed on ensuring local schools are maintained and supported to help our kids get the best education opportunities. It’s because of our strong financial management, which has enabled us to invest in job-creating initiatives like this program of works.”
Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:
"Getting the infrastructure fixed, refurbishing classrooms, upgrading the electricals and other upgrades provides better teaching and learning environments for school communities.
"Having safer, more practical and aesthetically pleasing places in which to work and study is so important.
“I am pleased that more than 17 schools in the Swan Hills area are part of the McGowan Government's $200 million maintenance blitz and that major upgrades will be completed by the end of the year."
Comments attributed to Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw:
“Hundreds of local students attend schools all over Swan Hills, from Bullsbrook to Ellenbrook to Chidlow, so it's important they have access to the best facilities available.
"With more than $3.4 million worth of funding, our schools will be able to undertake much needed maintenance works.
“The school maintenance funding blitz will also help stimulate the local economy by supporting and creating local jobs for local tradespeople."
Media Contact: Jessica Shaw MLA: 08 9296 7688