State Budget 2017: Labor makes good on campaign promise to RTRFM

Caitlin Nienaber, Jason Cleary and Peter Barr prepare for RTRFM’s Radiothon. The local independent station received funding worth $120,000 in last week's State Budget. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d442193
Caitlin Nienaber, Jason Cleary and Peter Barr prepare for RTRFM’s Radiothon. The local independent station received funding worth $120,000 in last week's State Budget. Picture: Andrew Ritchie        www.communitypix.com.au d442193

EDUCATION and arts were the biggest winners in the inner city area from last week’s State Budget.

The State Government made good on its campaign promises to commit $120,000 to community radio station RTRFM.

General manager Stuart MacLeod said the money would would go towards expanding content.

Meanwhile, $4 million was set aside for major rebuilds at Mt Lawley Senior High School and $3.5 million for Mt Hawthorn Primary School and $350,000 at Yokine Primary School for upgrades.

The Government allocated $68 million for stage one of the new inner city secondary college at Kitchener Park in Subiaco will allow for construction to start in mid-2018.

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