MEDIA RELEASE 12 April 2017
Mark Robinson MP
Member for Cleveland

Member for Cleveland, Mark Robinson has called on Education Minister Kate Jones to engage local businesses and workers during the construction phase and fit out of the new Cleveland District State High School Hall.

 Following the recent announcement that the school would be receiving its long-awaited $6 million multi-purpose hall, Dr Robinson said he was hopeful there would be more good news for Cleveland residents by way of jobs on the project.

 “The economic benefits would flow on if locals are contracted in the construction phase of the project,” he said.

"A substantial number of jobs and work will be created for local tradies like carpenters, electricians, plumbers, plasterers and the like."

 Dr Robinson said he was honoured to have worked with the school and greater community to deliver the hall.

 “It’s been a long road getting here, but in the end it is an outstanding result.  It could be even better if local companies are involved,” he said.

 “As the local State Member representing the school, I was pleased to sponsor the P & C’s e-petition to Parliament.

 “To each and every one of the 2,383 petitioners I say a very big thank you and congratulations.  There is little doubt this massive injection of people power helped the project get over the line in a highly competitive field.”

During a recent visit to the school, Shadow Minister for Education, Tracy Davis commented that Cleveland High was one of the only schools in the state to still be without a hall, despite its high enrolment numbers.

 “If local companies and workers are engaged on the project it would be the icing on the celebratory cake,” Dr Robinson said.

Upon completion, the hall will not only be a valuable addition to the school community but it will also facilitate as a venue for the many and varied groups that utilise Cleveland High’s resources.

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Photo: Tracy Davis, Shadow Minister for Education, Brad Ward (P&C), Principal Paul Bancroft, Lyndsay Byrne (P&C) and Mark Robinson