Annual Report 1991 Department of Education
Tabled Paper 1288
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
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At Taminmin High School at Humpty Doo, the construction of a new agricultural laboratory and the upgrading of existing workshops was completed in November at a cost of $640 000. In Arnhem Land, two homeland centre schools were completed towards the end of the year at Mamadawerre, an outstation of Gunbalanya, and at Murrungga, an outstation of Milingimbi, costing $170 000 and $160 000 respectively. Another five homeland centre schools were completed in the Alice Springs region. These were at Kulpitara, in October, at a cost of $200 000; at Red Sand Hill, in November, at a cost of $180 000; at Ukaka and Mount Swan, in December, each costing $200 000; and also in December, an upgrade at McClaren Creek, at a cost of $70 000. In addition, a $350 000 project at Yirara College in Alice Springs, which consisted of significant renovations to the laundry and the conversion of a storage wing into a dormitory, was completed in December. By the end of the year, new school ablution facilities had been provided in various locations throughout the Northern Territory at an estimated cost of $430 000. New three-bedroom teacher houses at Ramingining, Maningrida and Ngukurr, as well as a duplex at Lajamanu, were completed and handed over by the Department of Lands and Housing at various times during the year. FACILITIES UNDER CONSTRUCTION An airconditioned multi-purpose hall for Nightcliff High Schoolunder construction at an estimated cost of $1.76 millionis expected to be completed in mid-1992. Projects, at an estimated total cost of $2 million, are under way at Napperby, Stirling, Bulman and Bulla Camp to replace mobile school facilities, with completion of the work also expected in mid-1992. At Umbakumba on Groote Eylandt, the building of a new post-primary facility valued at $430 000 and a general school upgrade valued at $300 000 are being carried out as a single construction package due for completion at the end of January 1992 Scheduled for completion at the same time are $350 000 worth of upgrading works being undertaken at Palumpa School by the community council. Other school upgrading projects, due for completion in 1992, are at Bickerton Island ($100 000) Harts Range ($180 000) Nguiu, where the $760 000 project was devolved to the Catholic Education Office. Yuendumu V ocational Education Centre, under construction at an estimated cost of $500 000 and scheduled for completion in mid-April 1992, was devolved 41
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