Keira MP Ryan Park reported on Monday that Corrimal High School would be closed for quite some time as the extent of damage from Saturday’s fire is revealed.
“This morning I've met with [education] department officials, teachers, police and fire fighters and got a sense of the extent of the damage,” Mr Park said.
“What we’ve lost is one building completely and smoke, water and fire damage in a couple of the other buildings.
“There is a threat of asbestos as well, given the age of the buildings involved in the fire.
“This is millions of dollars worth of damage. New school buildings are certainly not cheap or is the equipment to replace it.
“This has been extensively damaged but most importantly, the sad thing is the extent of the disruption to the school.”
Mr Park said demountable buildings will be considered for the interim once the site is deemed safe to return.
He said the school was still technically a crime scene.
Mr Park said the fire was under investigation.
“While it has been treated as suspicious there is no clear evidence that it is nor is there clear evidence that it is not,” he said.
“At this stage it is under investigation until the site becomes cooler and they can get into the rubble and start to look at how the fire may have occurred.
“But I do urge the community, particularly those who live around Corrimal high if they did see, hear or observe something on Saturday morning – somewhere between around 4.30 and 10 to five, please let police know to assist with their investigations going forward.”