SOUTHERN River MLA Terry Healy says he is happy to have helped deliver much-needed resources and facilities for local schools
Mr Healy vowed to be a “champion of education” after his big victory over incumbent member Peter Abetz in Southern River during Labor’s election win last year.
The former teacher said he entered politics to help local schools and was delighted to see them reap the rewards over the past year.
“We’ve seen $8.4 million for Southern River College, $2 million for Canning Vale College, $40,000 for Huntingdale Primary School and the two new primary schools which are coming along,” he said.
“My desire is to be a champion of education and those are the big infrastructure pushes.”
Mr Healy said he was also happy to see the State Government freeze Tafe fees and commit money to encourage kids to take an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (Stem) subjects.
He said his first year in Parliament had been hard work, but he was happy with the progress he’d seen.
“For every day I’m here, I want to use it to the maximum. I want to make every day count and get as much delivered to my community as possible,” Mr Healy said.