Sep 30, 2009

Maxine McKew turns the first sod at Dulwich Hill Public School

Maxine McKew turns the first sod at Dulwich Hill Public School funded under historic school modernisation program

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

September 30 2009

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Maxine McKew, today visited Dulwich Hill Public School with local member Anthony Albanese to turn the first sod on the site of the school’s new classrooms and other facilities as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).

Dulwich Hill Public School received $3 million under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century program (P21) of the BER to convert a demountable classroom into a permanent structure, build a covered outdoor learning area and an environmental learning area as well as refurbishing a range of school facilities including classrooms, the library, staff kitchen and student toilets.

P21 has to date delivered $76 million to 43 eligible primary schools for major new infrastructure.

Ms McKew said that this project is part of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long-term.

‘This is an exciting phase in the largest school modernisation program in Australia’s history,’ said Ms McKew.

Mr Albanese said the project would be of great benefit to this and future generations of students.

‘Parents, teachers and tradespeople will work together to deliver these important projects, that once completed, will provide the 21st century facilities that our kids and their teachers so richly deserve.’

Further information about this project and all schools funded is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at: www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au

Maxine McKew with Anthony and students from Dulwich Hill Public School to turn the first sod on the site of the school’s new classrooms and other facilities.