Upgrades to Mt Hawthorn Primary School underfunded

What they promised

$1.25 million for Upgrades to Mt Hawthorn Primary School

- 2013 State Election

What they say now

$750, 000 allocated in the budget

- 2013/14 State Budget

21 Aug 2013 - The Barnett Government promised $1.25 million to Mt Hawthorn Primary School, but only $750,000 has been allocated to the school.

During the state election campaign, the Barnett Government promised $1.25 million to My Hawthorn Primary School.

The promise of $1.25 million for Mt Hawthorn Primary School was to extend the undercover space for assemblies and resurfaced recreational areas, with the centre to operate a micro cinema and trial a community garden. 

In the 2013/14 State Budget only $750,000 has been allocated to the school. $500, 000 in 13/14 and $250, 000 in 2014/15.  - Budget Paper 2, p281

Update: Following a community backlash the Barnett Government has reserved its decision and the original funding has been restored to the school.  As reported in Perth Voice, ‘the Barnett government has back-flipped again, deciding to honour after all its $1.25 million pre-election pledge to Mt Hawthorn primary school’.  P1 Perth Voice 14/9/2013

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