CAMP SCHOOLS —
775. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Education and
I refer to the minister's
answer to question without notice 762 that the $250 000 provided to Fairbridge
WA will contribute to maintenance at Bridgetown, Dampier and Pemberton.
(1) What specific maintenance needs
to be undertaken at these three camp schools?
(2) What was the cost of maintenance
at each of the camp schools for the last four financial years?
(3) Is any additional maintenance
required at Point Peron, Geraldton or Kalgoorlie?
(4) If yes to (3), please detail
those maintenance requirements.
(5) Who will fund maintenance at Point
Peron, Geraldton and Kalgoorlie?
request for proposal process undertaken by the Department of Education for the
operation of the six camp schools required proponents to meet all costs related
to the operation and maintenance of the facilities for the period of the lease.
The sites are being offered on a walk in, walk out basis, requiring the
proponent taking over the existing buildings, plant and equipment as they are.
The proposal from Fairbridge WA accepted this condition at three of the sites—Point
Peron, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton—but requested a contribution of $250 000
annually to address a shortfall in its assessed operation and maintenance costs
of facilities at Bridgetown, Dampier and Pemberton.
Maintenance expenditure for camp
schools is recorded in calendar years. For the past four calendar years, 2014
to 2017, the camp schools have recorded repair and maintenance costs of $157 462
at Bridgetown, $302 958 at Dampier, and $116 220 at Pemberton.
(5) It will be Fairbridge
WA, as the operator.