SCHOOLS — EMBER
1195. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and
refer to the minister's press statement dated 10 May 2018 titled, ''Maintenance
program to upgrade older WA schools'', and specifically the
� $6.75 million will be invested to
equip 222 schools in recently zoned bushfire risk areas with extra preventative
Those measures include things such
as ember screens.
(1) Has this funding been fully allocated; and, if
not, can the minister advise the amount allocated in 2018–19 and
across the forward estimates?
(2) Will the minister provide a list
of the 222 schools identified as needing extra preventive measures?
(3) Of those
schools referred to in (2), will the minister advise which schools have already
had ember screens and/or other preventive measures installed and the
installation time frame for the remaining schools?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) The number of
sites identified as needing ember screens has increased to 223—that is
an additional one. The list of sites is subject to change as detailed on-site
inspection may reveal that no or fewer ember screens are required at a site.
The original list was based on a desktop analysis. I table the attached list.
[See paper 2223.]
(3) Of the 223
school sites identified for the installation of ember screens as part of the 2018–19
program, 29 sites have had the ember screens installed and 33 sites are
currently in progress. It is anticipated that the 2018–19 ember screen
program will be completed by the end of January 2019.