Western Power funds for schools
$56M INVESTMENT DEPENDENT ON SALE
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.