Future of Moora Residential College secured
Moora Residential College has been saved from planned closure by a Federal Government capital injection, giving students, parents and regional communities renewed certainty.
The Federal Liberals and Nationals Government has today revealed it will provide $8.7 million in capital funding to the Moora Residential College to fund a major needed refurbishment of Moora Residential College facilities.
The Australian Government offered the capital grant, which the State Government has accepted and committed to providing the necessary ongoing recurrent funding to keep it open.
Investing in the College facility reinforces the Federal Government’s ongoing commitment to building a strong and accessible education sector in both regional and metropolitan communities.
The Moora Residential College was opened in 1974 and enables isolated students throughout WA to access boarding accommodation to enable them to attend Central Midlands High School.
A move to close the facility resulted in a grass roots community campaign, supported by many local Federal Members and Senators, which highlighted strong community support for its continued use.
Funding to secure its future will now be provided under the Federal Government’s Community Development Grants program which aims to support infrastructure to promote stable, secure and viable local and regional economies.
The Federal Liberals and Nationals Government is committed to supporting rural and regional students to access secondary education, ensuring they have the same opportunities as students living in cities.
Western Australia is a vast state and the Federal Government is committed to ensuring fair support is provided to remove or reduce any geographical disadvantages in the provision of essential services such as student education.