HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [10.02 am]: I present a petition containing 40 signatures, couched in the following terms —
To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.
We the undersigned are opposed to the relocation and construction of the International School of Western Australia (“ISWA”) at the old Doubleview Primary School Site on the basis that the
(i) Public Money set aside for the $21.6 million ISWA capital works, associated costs for relocation and establishment costs is not authorised under the Schools Act 1999; and
(ii) The planning applications for ISWA stated that the student capacity was 350 to meet the criteria of ‘like-for-like’ facilities. This does not match ISWA’s current capacity of 600, which was agreed in 2013 for its expansion.
We therefore ask the Legislative Council to.:
Refer the matter to the Solicitor General
Halt the works for on the Doubleview Primary site for ISWA until the Solicitor General determines whether:
The $21.6 million of Public Money set aside for ISWA capital works, associated cost for relocation and establishment costs is authorised under the Schools Act 1999; and
Whether the State continues to be obliged to move ISWA from City Beach to Doubleview given the Non–Legally Binding Commercial Lease Terms— 203 St Brigids Terrace Doubleview lapsed as out-of-time on 31 December 2017
Hold a public inquiry to determine whether the proposed Doubleview facility and the current City Beach facilities are deemed to be “like for like facilities’.
And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.