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Wallsend Schools Miss Out In Maintenance Backlog

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has expressed her disappointment after Wallsend electorate schools were not included in yesterday’s announcement by the Government.

The list of schools across the Hunter showed a number of schools who have a backlog of more than $1 million, but not a single school from the Wallsend electorate was included.

In the Wallsend electorate there are 24 schools with outstanding maintenance requests totalling more than $10 million.

In the Wallsend electorate, Glendale Technology High has more than $1.1 million and Waratah West Public School has almost $750,000 in outstanding maintenance requests.

Everything from toilet block upgrades, carpet replacements, fixing damaged roofs, to replacing windows have been put on hold.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“I am very disappointed that the Government has once again ignored the Wallsend electorate.”

“We have a backlog of more than $10 million across our 24 schools and I have raised this with the Government on a number of occasions.”

“The Wallsend electorate needs a commitment from the Minister on basic infrastructure, including a committed plan to address the maintenance backlog at local schools.”

“It might not be flashy, but it’s absolutely necessary. Just ask any local kid who has to try to learn while his or her classroom is a refrigerator in July or a sauna in February.”

“Our children deserve the best possible education, and that means providing the best possible learning environment.”

“The Minister must act on this backlog immediately.”