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