State Budget 2017: funds for Yanchep District High School

Education Minister Sue Ellery.
Education Minister Sue Ellery.

CONSTRUCTION to rebuild primary facilities at Yanchep District High School is set to start in 2019.

Last week’s State Budget allocated $15 million to rebuild Yanchep Primary School after the secondary college opens, with $7 million listed for 2019-20.

The State Government will also deliver $119 million in funding over the next four years for an additional 470 education jobs.

This comprises an extra 120 teachers, 300 education assistants and 50 Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers to be placed in public schools. Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said they wanted to give students every chance for success.

“By placing more teachers in public schools, we are giving students the support they need to achieve their very best and giving our exemplary teachers greater opportunities to share their knowledge with others,” she said.

“Students in schools across the State will benefit from additional teaching staff as more one-on-one attention and specialist assistance is provided in the classroom.”

Funds allocated for youth and coastal facilities

KEY election commitments made by Butler MLA John Quigley have been delivered.

These include providing $300,000 to the City of Wanneroo to build a skate park in Yanchep and $400,000 for beach access solutions in Two Rocks, as well as $70,000 to Quinns Mindarie Surf Lifesaving Club for a surf patrol tower.

A spokeswoman said funding for the projects was allocated prior to the State budget and the Department of Premier and Cabinet had commenced contact with stakeholders.

Burns Beach MLA Mark Folkard’s promise of $10,000 to fund design of the Clarkson Youth Centre redevelopment has also been delivered.

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