More outdoor play opportunities for students

  • A total of 42 public primary schools to receive funding for playgrounds and shade structures
  • Schools to receive up to $25,000
  • This investment will support local businesses and create jobs
  • Public primary schools around Western Australia will share in $1 million of funding to construct nature play areas, purchase play equipment and install shade structures at their schools.

    Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery today announced 42 primary schools that would receive up to $25,000 in this year’s round of the equipment and shade area program.

    The majority of this work will be undertaken by the local workforce, creating local jobs for local people, including in regional areas.

    This is the third round of funding for the $3 million program which was announced in 2017-18.

    A total of $452.8 million is being invested in 2019-20 to improve infrastructure in WA public schools.

    A complete list of schools to receive funding for new play equipment and shade structures is below.

    As stated by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery:

    “We know that being active is one of the most important factors for developing and maintaining good health in children.

    “This funding will allow schools to build play areas as well as install outdoor shade structures.

    “This investment will support local businesses and create jobs for Western Australians.”

    Schools receiving playground equipment and shade structure funding in 2019-20

    School Amount
    Albany Primary School $25,000
    Ashfield Primary School $25,000
    Atwell Primary School $25,000
    Bateman Primary School $25,000
    Beachlands Primary School $25,000
    Bletchley Park Primary School $25,000
    Broomehill Primary School $12,500
    Brunswick Junction Primary School $25,000
    Butler Primary School $25,000
    Caralee Community School $25,000
    Curtin Primary School $25,000
    Geographe Primary School $25,000
    Glen Forrest Primary School $25,000
    Glencoe Primary School $25,000
    Glendale Primary School $12,500
    Greenwood Primary School $12,500
    Hawker Park Primary School $25,000
    Kenwick School $25,000
    Kununurra District High School $25,000
    Lake Gwelup Primary School $25,000
    Lake Monger Primary School $25,000
    Mandurah Primary School $25,000
    Maylands Peninsula Primary School $25,000
    Mount Manypeaks Primary School $25,000
    North Mandurah Primary School $25,000
    Nungarin Primary School $12,500
    Onslow Primary School $25,000
    Palmyra Primary School $25,000
    Rivergums Primary School $25,000
    Rockingham Lakes Primary School $25,000
    Rosalie Primary School $25,000
    Settlers Primary School $25,000
    South Kalgoorlie Primary School $25,000
    South Perth Primary School $25,000
    Upper Swan Primary School $25,000
    Waroona District High School $25,000
    Warriapendi Primary School $25,000
    West Busselton Primary School $25,000
    Wickepin Primary School $25,000
    Woodvale Primary School $25,000
    Wundowie Primary School $25,000
    Yarloop Primary School $25,000
    Total $1 million

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