Local kids are the big winners today after Labor announced its fully costed $2.9 million
plan to deliver a new Library for Lapstone Public School.
Labor Candidate for Penrith, Karen McKeown said “Local parents work hard to make
sure their kids get the best opportunities at school, that’s why Labor is supporting them
with this fully costed investment.”
“I want to make sure our students develop a lifelong passion for learning. Making sure
they love coming to school and have a great space to read and explore great books is
a key step to making that happen.”
Labor’s Education spokesperson, Jihad Dib said that Labor’s Library plan has been
through proper due diligence and is fully costed and budgeted.
“Labor has done the hard work. We’ve spoken with the community, we’ve spoken with
the experts and we’ve costed our policies. We will deliver this in the first term of a
Mr Dib said that recent announcements from Stuart Ayres were desperate election
stunts with no funding, and no guaranteed delivery timelines.
“Stuart Ayres and the Liberals are showing their desperation in Penrith by making
uncosted, last minute announcements that have no delivery time line.”
“Labor can afford to make fully costed investments like this in local schools, because
unlike Stuart Ayres and the Liberals, we won’t waste $2.2 billion of taxpayer money on
Ms McKeown said the Liberals have neglected Penrith.
“We know Stuart Ayres priority isn’t us here in Penrith, it’s giving his rich mates
expensive new stadiums on our taxpayer dime.”
“The Liberals have been cutting local schools for the last eight years. We know Stuart
Ayres is only talking about our schools now because an election is a few weeks away.”