New classroom for Alfredton School

Friday, May 27, 2016

Alastair Scott

MP for Wairarapa


Media Statement

27 May 2016

New classroom for Alfredton School

Alastair Scott says the Government is continuing to support local schools.

“I’m proud that this National-led Government is investing around $4 million from Budget 2016 in new classrooms in the greater Wellington region,” Alastair Scott said.

“Here in Wairarapa we will benefit from a new classroom at Alfredton School.

“Like other parts of the country we are experiencing population growth and this investment will ensure our schools can meet the needs of current and future students.

“We want to make sure we’re addressing roll growth and providing flexible spaces to support innovative learning environments for Kiwi children.

“Yesterday the Government announced $882.5 million will go towards school property around the country. This comes on top of nearly $100 million of funding announced for school redevelopments in the Wellington area over the past six months.

“A number of schools in the Wellington region have been affected by issues such as leaky buildings and structural issues. We’ve been acting to upgrade these schools and this is the next step in ensuring sufficient capacity and safe and innovative learning environments,” Alastair Scott said.