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Question Without Notice No. 1210 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2018 by Hon Donna Faragher

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

Answered on

SCHOOLS — PLASTER GLASS CEILINGS

1210. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the minister's press statement dated 10 May 2018 titled, ''Maintenance program to upgrade older WA public schools'', which states —

Original plaster glass ceilings at schools built before 1970 will be updated on a needs basis at a cost of $3.5 million.

(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 schools that have been identified for such a refurbishment?

(3) Of those referred to in (2), will the minister advise which schools have already had their ceiling or ceilings refurbished and the time frame for the remaining schools having the necessary improvements undertaken?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Yes.

(2)–(3) Of the 99 sites identified to have plaster glass ceilings remediated or replaced, 68 are in progress and seven have been completed. It is anticipated that the 2018–19 plaster glass ceiling program will be completed by the end of January 2019. I table the attached list of sites identified in the 2018–19 plaster glass ceilings program, which shows those that have been completed.

[See paper 2225.]