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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2016 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 11 August 2016) . . Page.. 2873 ..


(3) Is security fencing included in the specifications for new public schools in the ACT.

(4) Did the Government decide not to fund the security fence programme in the 2016-17 school capital upgrades program; if so, why.

(5) Does the Government propose to allocate funding for the security fence programme in the financial years from 2017-18.

(6) Does the lack of appropriate fencing for our schools pose a significant risk to students, as well as to school premises and property.

Mr Rattenbury: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) There are currently 74 school sites that have either a full or partial security fence. Refer Attachment A.

(2) There are currently 17 school sites that do not have security fencing. Refer Attachment A.

(3) Given the significant capital investment in new schools, the planning and design for a new school includes the installation of a perimeter security fence.

(4) The focus on the 2016-17 capital upgrades program (CUP) is the creation of additional learning spaces and improvements to learning areas in schools. The specific security fence program was not included in the 2016-17 CUP. The Directorate has prioritised additional learning spaces and improvements to learning areas. Individual school fencing needs continue to be addressed on a case by case basis and as funds are prioritised.

(5) The 2017-18 budget process has not commenced.

(6) No.

Attachment A

School

Network

School

Fence Status

Belconnen

Belconnen High School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Canberra High School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Charnwood - Dunlop Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Evatt Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Florey Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Fraser Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Jervis Bay Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Kingsford Smith School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

UC Lake Ginninderra College

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Latham Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Macgregor Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Macquarie Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Maribyrnong Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Melba Copland College

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Melba Copland Secondary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Mt Rogers Primary School

Full Fence - Front and Sides

Belconnen

Southern Cross Early Childhood School

Full Fence - Front and Sides


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