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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 670 asked in the Legislative Council on 25 June 2019 by Hon Colin De Grussa

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

Answered on


670. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to an article in The West Australian of 21 June about mould, corrosion and other building issues at Castletown Primary School in Esperance, in which the Department of Education said it has spent $550 000 at the school since 2013, including $370 000 on repairs and maintenance.

(1) Can the minister provide a breakdown of how this $550 000 was spent, and what repairs and maintenance have been carried out at the school?

(2) Why are there still so many underlying problems at the school despite this half-a-million-dollar spend?

(3) What is the minister doing to address these issues?

(4) Will the minister table all building maintenance reports for Castletown Primary School since 2013?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

This question was raised by the honourable member in budget estimates hearings on 20 June 2019. That is two working days ago. I said then that I would take the question on notice so that the issue could be investigated. I can advise that the investigation is underway.