New Air Conditioning for Picnic Point Public School

Media Release

FN087/2017

08 June 2017

Joint release with:

David Coleman

Federal Member for Banks

  • Air conditioning upgrade now complete at Picnic Point Public School's hall
  • The project will ensure a comfortable environment for students, and community groups
  • The Coalition Government provided $13,000 towards this project

An air conditioning upgrade has been completed at Picnic Point Public School.

Minister for Regional Development Fiona Nash said the installation of new reverse-cycle air-conditioners in the school's hall would enable students and community groups to be comfortable all year round.

“The Coalition Government's investment towards this project has allowed the school to free up resources to be spent on its students,” Minister Nash said.

“I aim to build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren want to either stay in or come back to, and a comfortable learning environment for children does just that.

Federal Member for Banks David Coleman, who joined the Picnic Point community at a school assembly today, said the upgrade was an investment in the region's future.

“The Picnic Point Public School Hall hosts the school's extra curricula activities and end of year functions with dance, choir, drama and band groups already utilising the hall,” Mr Coleman said.

“It is expected up to 3,500 people will use the hall during the year so it is important to keep them warm in winter and cool in summer.

“The Hall can now be utilised more effectively by the community attracting a wider variety of group events and gatherings such as sporting presentations and celebrations.”

This project was jointly funded by the Coalition Government ($13,000), and the Picnic Point Public Parents and Citizens Association ($4,040).