My two youngest kids go to Richmond Primary School, it is very apparent the school hall is too small for the ~300 students and staff.
In 2016 the School end-of-year show was cancelled. Being too big for the school hall, the show was held outdoors.
In 2017, I contacted and met with the Education Department about the school hall. School numbers were rising (urban infill) and the small school hall was increasingly problematic. e.g. apart from the end-of school show incident, many parents could not attend school assembly. Unfortunately, the Education Department took the view the school hall was still fit-for-purpose, just.
Earlier this year, as part of my campaign, I put the opportunity for a new, or upgraded school hall to both major parties.
On Tuesday, the Labor Party advised that if re-elected, they would commit up to $3.5m to replace or upgrade the school hall. This is a fantastic commitment. It would be great if the Liberal Party would match this promise and make sure the project gets funding and is completed.