West­ern Power funds for schools

$56M IN­VEST­MENT DE­PEN­DENT ON SALE

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SIX schools in the Com­ment News area will re­ceive a to­tal of $56 mil­lion from the Lib­eral Gov­ern­ment if it wins the March 11 elec­tion.

The Lib­er­als have an­nounced they will spend some of the money from the pro­posed par­tial sale of West­ern Power on high schools.

Thorn­lie and Kelmscott se­nior high schools will both re­ceive an es­ti­mated $15 mil­lion un­der the scheme.

South­ern River Col­lege will get $12m, Ce­cil An­drews Col­lege and Yule Brook Col­lege will get $5m each and Ar­madale Se­nior High School will re­ceive $4m.

Pre­mier Colin Bar­nett said it was a once-in-a-gen­er­a­tion op­por­tu­nity.

“The par­tial sale of West­ern Power will al­low us to bring older high schools up to 21st cen­tury stan­dards across the board,” he said.

Op­po­si­tion ed­u­ca­tion spokes­woman Sue Ellery said Colin Bar­nett promised to re­de­velop 36 high schools built be­fore 1980.

“The Lib­eral prom­ise re­lies on sell­ing West­ern Power, which will hit West­ern Aus­tralians with higher elec­tric­ity prices and re­duced ser­vice,” she said.

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