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Question On Notice No. 1917 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Donna Faragher

Question Directed to the: Minister for Education and Training
Minister responding: Hon S.M. Ellery
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 2597- View tabled paper
Question

I refer to Building Condition Assessment (BCA) reports undertaken by the Department of Education for Western Australian public schools, and I ask:
(a) for the financial years 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, what was the total amount of funding made available for maintenance at each of the following schools:
(i) Bramfield Park Primary School;
(ii) East Maddington Primary School;
(iii) Forest Crescent Primary School;
(iv) Gosnells Primary School;
(v) Maddington Primary School;
(vi) South Thornlie Primary School;
(vii) Thornlie Primary School;
(viii) Thornlie Senior High School;
(ix) Yale Primary School; and
(x) Yule Brook College;
(b) for each of the schools listed in (a)(i)-(x), what maintenance items identified in the 2013 BCA report are yet to be completed;
(c) for each of the schools listed in (a)(i)-(x), what new maintenance items have been identified in the 2018 BCA report; and
(d) what amount of funding has been made available to each of these schools to rectify any new maintenance items that have been identified in the latest BCA report?

Answered on 9 April 2019

(a)        [Refer to Tabled Paper No     ]. 

(b)-(c)  The Building Condition Assessment (BCA) process provides a strategic overview of building maintenance needs. There is significant work required to answer the questions as presented. There is five years’ worth of data that would need to be assessed. In addition, the Department of Education has used a different methodology and, in some cases, has changed the location descriptor for the most recent survey. This means current and previous BCA reports cannot be compared. Due to the amount of work required to provide this information I am not prepared to devote further resources to provide this amount of detail.

(d)       Funding is managed centrally and is allocated to address needs in schools as they arise. The BCA report identifies all visible maintenance at each school from high priority to low priority works. The Department of Education is currently addressing a program of work to rectify the highest priority defects.