Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson


    School upgrade an investment in children's future: Minister

    19/10/2000 2:15 PM

    An investment in Western Australia’s schools was an investment in our children’s future, Works and Services Minister Rob Johnson said today.

    Mr Johnson was officially opening a new administration centre at Lymburner Primary School in Hillarys.

    The $380,000 upgrade included a new administration block, an upgrade of the staffroom and the provision of an art room.

    Mr Johnson said the new block had a waiting/reception area, a registrar’s office, duplicating room, interview room, medical room, a principal’s office and a secure store.

    A shower/toilet for people with disabilities had also been included.

    The Minister said the previous administration area had been converted into an art room with a kiln and the existing staffroom enlarged and upgraded.

    “The interesting thing about building improvements is that they’re never static,” he said.

    “You fix one thing and it inevitably opens the door for something else to benefit.

    “For example, the decision to build a new administration centre was the catalyst for also creating a fantastic new art and craft centre in the old administration offices.”

    Mr Johnson thanked members of the P and C and teachers and staff at the school for their patience while the project went ahead.

    “It’s important to acknowledge those who are now the direct beneficiaries of this wonderful facility,” he said.

    “It has been a substantial investment by the State Government, but one which I believe is worth every cent.”

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