Jun 10, 2009

$32 million for 18 local primary schools to support local jobs

$32 million for 18 local primary schools to support local jobs

MEDIA RELEASE

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

June 10 2009

Federal Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese today announced that 18 primary schools in the electorate of Grayndler will receive over $32 million for major new infrastructure projects under Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) Round Two.

This will bring the total amount of federal funding for local primary schools in Grayndler to around $48 million under the Building the Education Revolution program.

Mr Albanese said that the Rudd Government is undertaking the largest school modernisation program in Australia’s history which will improve the quality of education whilst delivering local jobs.

“It’s important that teachers and students in our local schools have 21st Century facilities,” said Mr Albanese.

“This investment will also go a long way to supporting local jobs during the global recession.”

Included in the funding is:

  • $2.5 million for Ashbury Public School for new classroom facilities and other upgrades;
  • $2 million for Camdenville Public School to restore their hall and refurbish the library;
  • $2 million for Canterbury Public School for a new hall and covered outdoor learning area (COLA);
  • $2 million for Dobroyd Point Public School for new classroom facilities;
  • $3 million for Dulwich Hill Public School to replace a demountable with a new classroom and establish an environmental learning centre;
  • $250,000 for Edgeware School, Hurlstone Park for a new classroom;
  • $3 million for Leichhardt Public School for a new library;
  • $850,000 for Marrickville Public School to build two new COLAs
  • $2.04 million for Newington Preparatory School for a new library;
  • $850,000 for Orange Grove Public School, Lilyfield for a new canteen and admin upgrade;
  • $2 million for Petersham Public School for new library, classrooms and refurbishing the hall;
  • $1.3 million for St Francis Xavier, Croydon Park for construction and refurbishment of classrooms;
  • $2.5 million for St Marouns, Dulwich Hill for refurbishment of classrooms and outdoor areas;
  • $1.25 million for St Patricks, Summer Hill for refurbishment of classrooms and library;
  • $850,000 for St Peters Public School for a new COLA;
  • $3 million for Summer Hill Public School for an upgraded library and new classroom;
  • $3 million for Trinity Grammar for new Primary Library and Hall;
  • $850,000 for Yeo Park Infants School for a new library.

These projects will begin as soon as possible.

Mr Albanese encouraged those schools that have not already done so to get their applications in for Round Three which closes on 10 July 2009 and will see all remaining eligible primary schools receive funding.

The Government’s $1.3 billion National School Pride program has also delivered $7.5 million worth of minor infrastructure and maintenance projects, in 51 primary and secondary schools in Grayndler.

A full list of successful schools and their planned projects is available at: www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at: www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au

The Rudd Government recently announced that 18 primary schools in the electorate of Grayndler will receive over $32 million for major new infrastructure projects under Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) Round Two. Anthony Albanese and Carmel Tebbutt spoke to children at Camdenville Public School, one of the schools to receive funding.