Ultimo Public School questions left unanswered
Ultimo Public School P&C members have been left scratching their heads after questions were left unanswered at a meeting on July 1 with Education Minister Adrian Piccoli.
The meeting, which took place in the minister’s office, was organised to discuss the future development of Ultimo Public School. The government announced last month that a new school on the Wattle Street site would not go ahead due to “unviable” remediation costs of more than $53 million.
A letter obtained by City Hub sent from Ms Barrett to the minister, dated July 6, expressed concern over the minister’s apparent lack of knowledge.
“I am personally disappointed that during our meeting on July 1, it became apparent you had not been briefed regarding the historical debacle of the redevelopment of Ultimo Public School,” she wrote.
“This [occurred], despite numerous letters sent by myself to you, to ensure you were well versed as to why we continue to reject the proposed redevelopment of the current site.”