State funds for upgrades and maintenance
ATWELL Primary School will be able to replace demountable classrooms and spruce up their permanent rooms with new carpets, a lick of paint and ceiling repairs after snaring more than $1 million in the State Government’s school maintenance cash splash announced this week.
ATWELL Primary School is one of the big winners from the State Government’s $200 million maintenance blitz.
The Lydon Boulevard-based school will be getting $1.38 million to replace transportable classrooms and for classroom upgrades, including new carpets, painting and ceiling repairs.
Other local schools to receive funding include John Curtin College of the Arts ($961,000), Lakeland Senior High School ($886,000), South Lake Primary School ($483,000) and White Gum Valley Primary School ($367,000).
John Curtin principal Mitchell Mackay said the money would pay for upgrades to toilets and electrics, as well as renovations and repainting work in the campus’s older buildings.
Every school will share in $35 million to address maintenance items or identified minor works listed in Building Condition Assessment reports.
Schools will be encouraged to use local contractors to deliver these works through the State Government’s Direct to Market framework.
The remaining $165 million of funding is allocated to schools for other targeted maintenance works, upgrades or refurbishment.
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said the funding package was one of the biggest single investments into WA schools.
“We want to improve all public schools in Western Australia so students are learning in inspiring modern facilities,” she said.