Jun 19, 2009

$1.3 million investment in local TAFEs to support local jobs

$1.3 million investment in local TAFEs to support local jobs

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

June 19 2009

Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese today announced that Petersham and Enmore TAFEs will receive over $1.3 million between them for Better TAFE Facilities.

Petersham TAFE will receive $987,836 to refresh a large number of teaching spaces, amenities and circulation spaces; repair external sandstone; upgrade air conditioning; improve drainage; install energy and water efficient fittings within toilets; upgrade painting systems to metal surfaces of a trade training facility; and improve external student amenity through an all weather external covered area.

The Design Centre at Enmore TAFE will receive $335,345 for installation of energy and water efficient fittings within toilets; compliance and safety upgrade works to the Jewellery workshop welding area; and improvements to grounds safety, access and security through the installation of an external fence, security cameras and resealing part of the College

“This investment in our local TAFEs will ensure people in the Inner West can access the education and training they need in quality facilities locally,” said Mr Albanese.

The Rudd Government is investing $200 million in Better TAFE Facilities to support the jobs of today and the jobs of tomorrow.

Mr Albanese said that local students, employers and businesses would benefit from the investment in the buildings upgrade.

“Our community will benefit from this investment through improved teaching facilities, a skilled workforce and from the economic activity generated by such infrastructure projects.”

A full list of projects being supported under the Better TAFE Facilities element of the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Vocational Education and Training is available at: www.deewr.gov.au/tlcfvet