Schools across Geraldton will be improved, with a major maintenance program announced today by the State Government.
Paul Brown MP said local schools would have ceilings inspected and upgraded if needed.
“Professional assessment of ceilings will be done at 11 Geraldton public schools, with repairs or replacement to follow if needed,” Mr Brown said.
“We are bringing in experts to carry out the assessments proactively to avoid problems in the future.”
The schools in Geraldton are:
Allendale Primary School
Beachlands Primary School
Bluff Point Primary School
Geraldton Camp School
Geraldton Primary School
Geraldton Senior College
John Willcock College
Mount Tarcoola Primary School
Rangeway Primary School
Waggrakine Primary School
Walkaway Primary School
The program is worth $15.66 million across the state, and includes:
- assessment and remediation/replacement of classroom ceilings ($11.40 million);
- repairs to paving and re-sealing of bitumen play areas ($3 million); and
- replacement of cable pits and millboard containing asbestos ($1.26 million).
It is anticipated the works will be completed by mid this year.
For more information about school facilities see www.education.wa.edu.au.