Focus On Schools Maintenance Backlog At The Entrance

Shadow Education Minister visits.

Focus On Schools Maintenance Backlog At The Entrance Mr Dib and Mr Mehan out the front of Glenvale Public this morning. Photo supplied.

Shadow Minister for Education, Jihad Dib and David Mehan, Member for the Entrance, today called on the Berejiklian Government to explain the lack of funding allocated to Schools for maintenance in The Entrance Electorate.

"The Entrance Campus of Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College has one of the highest backlogs on the Central Coast for basic repairs and maintenance," the duo claimed in a joint statement today.

"(It's) blown out to more than $1.5 million and the Liberal Government has not even considered it to be in the top ten allocation of Schools for their planned maintenance lists for the Central Coast."

Works needed across the electorate includes upgrades to sewerage systems, toilets and bathrooms, gutters being fixed and roofs being patched.

"The duo also visited North Entrance Special School (Glenvale) where the perimeter fence has rusted through and, in places collapsed," the statement adds.

"This matter was raised to the Office of the Minister on 18/5/2017 and has still not been rectified."

 

The claims of a large backlog follow the state government working to clear backlogs at nine Central Coast schools over the summer break. The office of Parliamentary Secretary for the Coast Scot MacDonald revealed last month that $2 million had been spent on:

·      Tuggerawong Public School: $180,821

·      Chittaway Bay Public School: $250,137

·      Blue Haven Public School: $101,966

·      Valley View Public School: $285,431

·      The Entrance Public School: $274,564

·      Ourimbah Public School: $146,098

·      Woy Woy Public School: $285,431

·      Umina Public School: $201,471

·      Henry Kendall High School: $319,781

 

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