Fast tracking school maintenance in Stuart

29Apr

Member for Stuart, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, is pleased to announce $576,000 is being spent on fast tracking school maintenance in the Stuart electorate.

The funding was allocated to projects at Burra Community School, Orroroo Area School, Peterborough High School and Port Augusta West Primary School as part of the State Government’s $32 million economic stimulus package being rolled out in response to the coronavirus.

The package will also see every public preschool in the state receive a $20,000 grant to undertake maintenance work.

“The funding will greatly improve the facilities at these schools, but fast tracking the funding has also provided opportunities and income for our small businesses and tradespeople,” Mr van Holst Pellekaan said.

“It also builds on the record $1.3 billion capital works investment that includes $15 million in major upgrades for Kapunda High School and $4.6 million for Port Augusta Secondary School.”

The stimulus package is over and above the Education Department’s annual maintenance budget and forms another component of the Marshall Government’s strong plan to address the economic challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Stuart – $576,000
Burra Community School – $195,000
Ceiling replacement, roof re-sheet
Concrete pathway replacement
Heritage stone wall – section repairs
Orroroo Area School – $126,000
Student toilet upgrade
Peterborough High School – $235,000
Bituminising car park
Stonework remediation to heritage building
Gym floor replacement
Port Augusta West Primary School – $20,000
Ceiling replacement