My adjournment matter this evening is for the Minister for Education and is in relation to the Maryborough Education Centre. I call on the minister to commit funds to improve the amenity of Maryborough Education Centre.
The centre is a school where young people of the Maryborough community can learn and grow in a supportive, respectful and inclusive environment. The teachers and other staff have positive and supportive relationships with their students, which form the basis of the centre’s work. The Maryborough Education Centre has received a number of grants over the years to upgrade parts of its grounds. However, further work is required to improve the amenity of the school. The school is located on a disused tip and has had issues with ground contamination, poor drainage and the near absence of topsoil for many years. The school has identified ground paths and beautification, front and centre, as its highest priority.
The education centre is a community centre. It is a vibrant one, and I take this opportunity to raise these issues with the minister and seek his action on them.