The Nationals WA will deliver a fully integrated education hub in Moora should the Party be successful in forming Government after the 2021 election.
Leader Mia Davies announced the plan in Moora today, confirming The Nationals would fund a full refurbishment of Moora Residential College as well as build a K-12 community college and deliver integrated TAFE facilities.
“This is a comprehensive plan from The Nationals that will see Moora reborn as a key education precinct for the Central Midlands,” Ms Davies said.
“I am in Moora today to make an ironclad commitment that The Nationals will re-open Moora Residential College as a top priority upon returning to Government.
“We will use these next 2 ½ years to consult and listen to the local community to ascertain what is required to see Moora become an education hub.
“We will make this town a place where teachers want to come and work. Families will feel secure knowing they don’t need to send their kids to Perth or Geraldton just to get an education.”
Ms Davies said the Moora community was dismayed at the McGowan Government’s arrogance and determination to toss students out in the cold.
“I want to reassure parents and the students of Moora Residential College that The Nationals have not given up on keeping this facility open,” she said.
“My team and I continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with you in this fight and will do everything in our power to change the Government’s mind, including our proposal – currently before the Parliament – to use part proceeds from Labor’s foreign buyers tax to keep the College open.”
Moore MLA Shane Love said a dedicated education precinct co-locating a K-12 community college, modern residential student facilities and integrated TAFE was essential to retaining a strong population in Moora and promoting future growth of the town.
“The K-12 community college model was delivered by The Nationals in Government at both Merredin and Carnarvon. Mt Barker is also home to a successful community college,” he said.
“These developments have proven to stimulate local economies during construction phase, improve attraction and retention of staff and allow for the inclusion of specialised, purpose-built facilities to enhance education outcomes for students. The Nationals will now deliver this model for Moora.”