School ‘fell through gap’

The recent grievance speech was the third time Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles had raised the issues in the Legislative Assembly since March, 2012.

Mr Miles said it seemed the school had ‘fallen through the gaps’.

‘I am somewhat disappointed that the Education Department appears to have done nothing since then to address the school community’s concerns about the possible dangers of exposed asbestos,’ he said.

Other problems at the 34-year-old school included rusty and leaking roofs and unhygienic toilet blocks that needed replacing.

Responding on behalf of Education Minister Peter Collier, Leader of the House John Day said the school was considered in ‘good condition for its age’.

He said the asbestos panels were also in a good condition and not considered a public health issue.

‘Since July, 2011, the school has had almost $356,000 on repairs and maintenance,’ he said.

This included $72,000 to replace gas heaters, $222,000 on breakdowns and $27,000 for routine maintenance.

Mr Miles said he would seek more information on the money spent on the breakdowns.