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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 03 Hansard (Wednesday, 17 March 2010) . . Page.. 1004 ..


cent nationally. This strong result in the ACT was confirmed by Access Economics in its quarterly business outlook published in January 2010, where they said in relation to the ACT:

Even the Federal-inspired school stimulus plan seems to have been rolled out earlier and more completely than elsewhere.

So as of 15 March this year, 62 P21 projects had commenced construction. The final six P21 projects will commence in April of this year and in May, and the projects are on track and will be completed on schedule by December 2010. Six P21 projects are already complete, including projects at Isabella Plains, Lyons, Narrabundah, Southern Cross and Stromlo high, and classroom refurbishment at the Cranleigh school.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Porter, a supplementary?

MS PORTER: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Minister, can you inform the Assembly of works that are being carried out in Belconnen schools.

MR BARR: I think Ms Porter for the supplementary. As Ms Porter would be aware, across Belconnen and in the electorate of Ginninderra—we had the opportunity this morning to enjoy breakfast at St Michael’s in Kaleen. Their particular refurbishments include extending and refurbishing their library and refurbishment of a number of classroom areas. At Lake Ginninderra college, there are new staging and seating areas under construction. As I mentioned earlier, Southern Cross early childhood school has new parking, new front entry facilities and the refurbishment of their assembly hall. St Vincent’s in Aranda is having its hall and library refurbished. Kaleen high school is receiving an upgrade to its music room. The Malkara school is receiving classroom upgrades. St Thomas Aquinas in Charnwood is having its library and classrooms refurbished. St John Apostle in Florey is having its library refurbished. Hawker primary school, very close to where the member lives, has a new classroom space. Florey primary school has classroom upgrades.

Belconnen high school, new classrooms. Aranda primary school, a new sports area and new shade structures. St Monica’s at Evatt, construction of a new school hall. Macquarie primary school, new shade structures. Macgregor primary school, new shade structures and softball surfaces and a new library. Giralang primary school, an upgrade of their front entry area. Fraser primary, a new all-weather sports court. Charnwood-Dunlop primary, a front entry upgrade, new classrooms, a covered outdoor learning area and storage facilities. Evatt primary, a new shade structure. Kaleen primary, an upgrade to the ESL classroom. Latham primary, a new shade structure. Melba Copland school, a new outdoor learning area. The Cranleigh school, a front entry upgrade. Hawker college, the same. Mount Rogers primary school, a new outdoor sports area and classroom upgrade. Kingsford Smith school, new shade structures and hall upgrades. Maribyrnong primary school, the front entry upgrade. And Miles Franklin school—new interactive whiteboards and a new library.

MR HARGREAVES: A supplementary, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: Yes, Mr Hargreaves.


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