ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Inquiry into the management of ACT school infrastructure

Publication date: 
May 2021

ACTCOSS has made a submission to the Standing Committee on Education and Community Inclusion’s inquiry into the management of ACT school infrastructure. The submission calls on the ACT Government to prioritise adequate and high-quality school infrastructure in all areas of the ACT, including and especially for pockets of disadvantage in the Territory. Our submission also prioritised the availability of accessible infrastructure including classrooms, play areas and school facilities which met the needs of children with all kinds of disabilities.

Schools are centres of education, but they are also community meeting places, sporting grounds and places that offer greenspace, and it is important that wherever possible we open and expand this resource for the wider ACT population, especially as the city becomes denser.

On Tuesday 18 May ACTCOSS gave evidence to the Inquiry.