Hansard Extract – Members Statement – 16 March 2021

Mr HODGETT (Croydon) (13:33): I rise to speak about Ainslie Parklands Primary School and to highlight the need for funding for the school to finish major works. Ainslie Parklands received around $251 000 last year for a playground upgrade, but the primary school will need a significant amount more to complete the upgrade and rebuild. I visited the school back in December and had the opportunity to discuss the plans for upgrade with the principal, Brett MacKenzie, who was doing fantastic work to make the school a great environment for the growing number of students. With the funding Ainslie Parklands Primary School can continue to operate to its high standard and provide state-of-the-art school facilities. This is especially important for the young students who have returned to campus after their learning was disrupted for much of 2020. I encourage the minister to consider granting Ainslie Parklands Primary School additional funding to complete these much-needed upgrades.