Local Member Hon Mia Davies MLA has welcomed the announcement of a number of schools in the Central Wheatbelt electorate set to receive improvements to their facilities.
Funding has recently been announced by the Government for upgrades to commence at some of our older Western Australian public schools.
“Facility audits were undertaken by the Department of Education at all pre-1980 primary schools throughout the State,” Ms Davies said.
“Applications were received from schools, assessed and ranked by priority and I am pleased that five schools in my electorate made the list.”
Central Wheatbelt Schools receiving funding are:
– Dowerin District High School, $510 000 for a covered assembly area;
– Koorda Primary School, $50,000 for toilets;
– Quairading District High School, $150 000 for toilets;
– Wongan Hills District High School, $180 000 for toilets;
– Wundowie Primary School, $80 000 for toilets.
Planning work on these projects is anticipated to commence shortly.
“I know the Dowerin District High School has been advocating for funding for their outdated facilities at the school for some time, especially the lack of an adequate multipurpose undercover area for students,” Ms Davies said.
“I am thrilled this project has now been funded and there’ll be an appropriate outdoor area for students and teachers at this great little school.”
Ms Davies said she was happy to assist any school advocate for funding and improvements.
“I am often approached by our hard-working P&C’s as they advocate for improvements at their schools, and am happy to assist in this advocacy to the State Government,” Ms Davies said.
“This is part of my role as the local Member of Parliament and I’d encourage any P&C in the electorate to contact my office if they’re working on a local project.”