Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Parents Welcome MP Tour Happy to See You

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Parents Welcome MP Tour Happy to See You

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Byline: NICKY MOFFAT Education

CALLIOPE mums and dads have welcomed a visit by Queensland shadow minister for Education, Yvette D'Ath, who toured land earmarked for a high school in the growing town.

"We're concerned the land is going to be sold," said parent Michelle Burke.

"If a high school is then needed, we won't have anywhere to build it. This land is very flat and would make a great place for a school.

The land on Don Cameron Dr was auctioned by the state government last year but passed in at $400,000.

Ms D'Ath threw her weight behind the local campaign, saying communities end up being choked if they don't have enough facilities to expand. "We need to have those public lands set aside for important things like education and health and infrastructure for our communities," she said.

Ms D'Ath stopped short of committing to building the school if the ALP wins the upcoming state election.

Calliope parent Lynda Ninnes is spearheading the community campaign to have a new school. …

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