Kay Hallahan

Kay Hallahan

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    Go-ahead for child care centre at Hedland College

    11/11/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    The Lawrence Government is to push ahead with plans to build a new child care centre at Hedland College.
     
    But the project hinged on the success of a State Government application for federal assistance of up to $600,000 for the centre.
     
    Education and Training Minister Kay Hallahan today announced the the State Government would allocate $500,000 in the 1993/94 capital works budget but needed federal assistance because of high North-West building costs.
     
    The Minister said she decided to give the go-ahead for the State contribution following representations from local parliamentarians Tom Helm and Larry Graham.
     
    "There is a strong demand for places at the existing 31-place child care centre, which is a 20-year old transportable building unable to meet future needs," Mrs Hallahan said.
     
    "A new purpose-built facility offering 47 child care places is essential if more parents are to take up further education and training opportunities."
     
    Mrs Hallahan said the centre would cost an estimated $1.13 million because of air conditioning, cyclone proofing and higher local building costs.