COLLEGE — REDEVELOPMENT
405. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Education and
I refer to the minister's
decision to cut $13.2 million over the forward estimates from the redevelopment
of Carnarvon Community College.
(1) Can the minister guarantee that
all facets of the college previously funded will be delivered?
(2) If no to (1),
which facets of the college redevelopment will not be delivered?
(3) If yes to
(1), will the minister outline reasons for the reduction in funding?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of this question. I make the point that I note I have made public
comments to local media in Carnarvon about this. I know that the Minister for
Regional Development was asked this question at a budget function, I think the
day after the budget, and the answer has been the same.
(1) Stage 1 of
the works at Carnarvon Community College, additional primary facilities, were
completed in January 2014 at a cost of $8.8 million. Stage 2, finalising the
new primary facilities, was completed in December 2017. This included three
teaching blocks, administration, a refurbished classroom block, and cafeteria.
Stage 2 also included sewerage works that were initially planned for delivery
in stage 3. The budget for this stage was $17.6 million. Stage 3, new secondary
facilities, is under construction and is due to be completed in April 2019.
Stage 3 includes a sports hall, performing arts, science, food technology, and
IT and classroom blocks, as well as general refurbishments. The budget for
stage 3 is $26.55 million.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) A favourable
tender process for the second and third stages of development for Carnarvon
Community College meant $12 million from the previous budget allocation was no
longer required for the works. There has been no reduction in the scope of