A CAMPAIGN putting pressure on politicians to fund the rest of the Warracknabeal School Precinct has launched.
At a joint school council meeting on Monday night, Warracknabeal families voted unanimously to support and drive the Finish What You Started campaign.
The Warracknabeal Education Precinct will bring together the Warracknabeal Primary School, Warracknabeal Special Developmental School and Warracknabeal Secondary College onto one campus.
The precinct is currently half complete, with funding needed to complete stage two.
Warracknabeal Secondary School council president Kylie Zanker said the project had been an ongoing saga for 15 years.
“Both parties need to look at funding and making sure that it’s adequate for our community,” she said.
“We want to raise awareness of the project and make sure people are aware of what’s happening. It’s definitely something that is needed for our students and the wider community.”
Member for Lowan Emma Kealy announced in October a $6.6 million pledge towards stage two of the project if the Coalition was elected. Ms Zanker said $16.2 million was needed to complete the project.
“If I’m blatantly honest, a bigger commitment would be better, but we’re happy for funding to come – as long as it actually does come and that the whole build is funded,” she said.
“The Warracknabeal Special Development School has had to cut some of their programs back which isn’t fair. If that pledge does happen, we would then look at advocating for the next stage of funding.
Things could get a little busy at the electoral offices of @DanielAndrewsMP@JamesMerlinoMP@MatthewGuyMP having to reply to all the official mail coming their way. Postcards available at Warracknabeal now! #safeseatstupidity#Lowan#springst#finishwhatyoustartedpic.twitter.com/Bq77JQrnan— Warracknabeal Education Precinct (@FinWhatUStarted) November 2, 2018
“That $16 million was what was needed at the start of the build, so we’re mindful that moving forward it could be more once we get around to stage two. I’m hopeful that it’s not.”
Warracknabeal Special Development School will move into a majority of the new general purpose educational spaces at the beginning of the 2019 school year.
More information can be found at www.finishwhatyoustarted.com.au.