Making Better Use of School Facilities
NSW ALP Policy Inquiry Discussion, May 2013
Ian McShane and Chris K Wilson
A new policy discussion paper on the extended use of schools released by the New South Wales ALP asks whether local schools are the beating heart of our communities or underutilised public assets, closed out of school hours and off limits to local residents. In this paper, we overview current data on use of school facilities for non-school purposes, and highlight some of the issues to consider in advocating their wider use.