Department of Education Media Release
Deputy Secretary, Department of Education
Friday, 24 May 2013
The level of heating in schools is an individual school decision, Department of Education Deputy Secretary, Andrew Finch, said today.
“Schools are funded to cover their power consumption as part of the funding allocation they receive from the Department for the day to day running of their school,” Mr Finch said.
“Any new school buildings and redevelopments of schools generally have sustainable heating installed.
“Under the State Government’s $1 million Sustainability Initiatives Program, schools and colleges were able to apply for funding to help them become more environmentally sustainable and save on their energy bills.
“Projects funded included heating efficiency improvements in schools,” Mr Finch said.