Dec 5, 2011

Australia Street Infants School celebrates new library

I was pleased to open the new library at Australia Street Infants School in Newtown today.

Funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Gillard Labor Government’s historic Building the Education Revolution, the library will bring benefits to students for years to come.

The BER is the single biggest investment in Australian schools in our history and is delivering modern facilities to more than 9500 schools in metro and regional communities across the country.

Projects like this new library at Australia Street Infants School are making a real difference by improving the learning environment for our children.

These facilities are an investment in our future and will deliver better education outcomes for students in your community and throughout Australia.

They are changing the way our students learn and giving teachers and staff a more enjoyable place to work.

I congratulate Australia Street Infants School, its principal Bernard Cheng, the parents and the local community for their efforts in delivering this historic investment to their school.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole Newtown community to come together and celebrate the new facilities.

Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at