Daintree School Saved

Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch today congratulated the Daintree community on their tireless efforts to save the Daintree State School from closure.

 “The people have protected the integrity of their community in retaining the Daintree School,” Warren Entsch said.

 Mr Entsch said state politicians cannot take credit for saving the school as they did minimal to help the community.

“The announcement that the Daintree school is saved is great news and it just shows what a community can achieve when they stand up for what they believe in.  The Daintree community can be very proud of their achievement,” said Mr Entsch.

Residents rallied behind the Daintree school threatened with closure by putting 1,300 signatures - 13 times the village's population, on a petition to keep it open.

Hundreds of people from Mossman and surrounding areas formed a virtual community army to join the fight for Daintree State School’s survival which was earmarked for closure at the end of this year.