The Government is facing a $1.5 billion bill to fix leaky school buildings – and Education Minister Anne Tolley says the soaring cost is keeping her awake at night.
“I wake up in the middle of the night and think, ‘God, what am I going to do, we can’t pay for it,”‘ she said yesterday.
Estimates have put the bill at a minimum of $1.5b.
“There just isn’t the money to go out and borrow one-and-a-half-billion dollars and start repairing schools,” Mrs Tolley said.
Huge leaky schools bill. Dominion Post, Friday 28th January 2011
If only there were some other way to raise the money, a way that only monsters who want children to suffer and get sick inside damp, mouldy buildings would oppose.