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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 773 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 12 September 2018


773. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

Thank you very much, Madam President. I will be good!

I refer to the minister's press statement of 13 December 2017, which states —

Tuart College will be repurposed and, while the site will be retained by the Department of Education, students will no longer be enrolled, with a decision to be made on its future use.

(1) Has a decision been made on the college's future use?

(2) If yes to (1), what is the decision?

(3) If no to (1), when will a decision be made?

(4) Will the minister provide a full list of all organisations and community-based groups that currently occupy buildings on the college campus?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) No. An expression of interest to lease all or part of Tuart College was released on 20 June 2018 and closed on 10 July 2018.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) The department is working towards finalising a decision before December 2018.

(4) The organisations and community-based groups that currently occupy or use the Tuart College campus on a regular basis include the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, the Western Australian Secondary School Executives Association, the Grief Centre Western Australia, Tuart Hill Swimming Club; Servite College, Young at Heart, and the Stirling Toastmasters. I can confirm there will be no changes to tenants' existing arrangements with the Department of Education. In addition, other groups use Tuart College on an occasional basis.