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Question Without Notice No. 259 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2018 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 11 April 2018

CAMP SCHOOLS — LEASING

259. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to an advertisement in The Weekend West on Saturday, 14 April 2018 inviting organisations and businesses to register interest in leasing and operating six camps schools in Bridgetown, Dampier, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Pemberton and Point Peron, as well as Landsdale Farm School.

(1) Will the government support financially the ongoing operation of these facilities when and if they transfer to other organisations and/or businesses to run?

(2) Why has the minister not taken a similar approach with Moora Residential College?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) No.

(2) The other residential colleges across the state have significant unused capacity. The Moora facility requires significant refurbishment for long-term use.