Libs to prom­ise a $6m school up­grade

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News -

Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett was sched­uled to join Vasse MLA Libby Met­tam yes­ter­day to pledge $6 mil­lion for a re­vamp of Cowaramup Pri­mary School if the Lib­eral-Na­tional Gov­ern­ment is re­turned at the March elec­tion.

The $6 mil­lion up­grade would pay for 11 new class­rooms as well as of­fices and ex­tend park- ing ar­eas at the school, which is burst­ing at the seams be­cause of Cowaramup’s strong pop­u­la­tion growth.

Mrs Met­tam said Cowaramup was grow­ing with many young fam­i­lies and the re­gion’s birth rate meant up­grades to the school were es­sen­tial.

“The pop­u­la­tion has dou­bled in the past decade to around 300 stu­dents from kinder­garten to Year 6,” she said.

“This up­grade will pro­vide stu­dents with the best pos­si­ble fa­cil­i­ties into the fu­ture.”

Mrs Met­tam said mem­bers of the school’s Par­ents and Cit­i­zens’ As­so­ci­a­tion were key driv­ers of the fund­ing pledge.

Gary Ever­shed

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