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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1068 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 November 2018 by Hon Simon O’Brien

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

Answered on 1 November 2018


1068. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Minister for Education and Training:

(1) What is the total amount paid, directly or indirectly, by or on behalf of Santa's Workshop, or its former benefactor, Outcare, to Sevenoaks Senior College in —

(a) 2015;

(b) 2016;

(c) 2017; and

(d) 2018 to date?

(2) Will the minister table an itemised breakdown of how the funds are apportioned for phone, water, electricity, insurance and any other costs?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The total amounts paid were —

(a) $588.74 in 2015;

(b) $658.01 in 2016;

(c) $642.86 in 2017; and

(d) for 2018, it will be billed at the end of the calendar year.

(2) There is no itemised breakdown of funds for phone, water, electricity, insurance or any other costs. There is no separate metering of the Santa's Workshop site. The costs are allocated to cover Santa's Workshop waste in accordance with a memorandum of understanding between Outcare and Sevenoaks Senior College. In determining how much to charge for the use of the facility, the value of the activity to the community and the capacity of the user to pay were considered as per the community use of school facilities and resources policy.