The Building the Education Revolution (BER) Taskforce must explain to Hallam Valley Primary School why they are receiving just half of an original $3 million grant.
The School Council through its President, Mark Ogden has raised these concerns at a Senate Inquiry and made complaints to the BER Taskforce Inquiry, but received no answers.
Senator Mitch Fifield visited the school recently to inspect the gymnasium project underway and discuss concerns about completion of the project.
Senator Fifield raised the issue in the Senate last Thursday also canvassing value for money and safety issues.
After weeks of campaigning, the school has now finally received an offer from the BER taskforce for a meeting. Senator Fifield said the meeting must provide answers.
“The School was originally told it had $3m. The Rudd Government’s National Stimulus website had promoted the School would receive $3m. But only $1.5m has been made available,” Senator Fifield said.
“The School Council is now concerned that it has been left with a new building that isn’t functional for students and broader community use.
“What is frustrating for the School is that they have not been told how much their building has cost and what will be available to make good the surrounding area and damage caused by building works.
“The school is determined to ensure the project is properly completed, landscaped and safe. Hallam Valley Primary School deserves answers.”