Western Sydney schools recieve funding boost for new construction projects

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Five schools in Western Sydney have recieved funding under the Morrison Government's Capital Grants Program.

Hawkesbury Independent School in Kurrajong will receive $600,000 which will go towards a $1 million project which will involve the construction of two primary learning areas, a multipurpose hall and a staff room.

Bethel Christian School in Mount Druitt will receive $750,000 as part of a $8.3 million project, which will involve the construction of a two storey primary school facility. Key features include seven new learning areas, five breakout spaces and a learning support space. A Covered Outdoor Learning Area, in addition to a new accessible toilet and lift, will also be delivered.

Richard Johnson Anglican School in Oakhurst will receive $800,000 as part of a $5.4 million project for the construction of a new Senior Studies Centre. Funding will also go towards the refurbishment of two existing art rooms, one textile room, four storage areas and a specialist kiln room.

Tyndale Christian School in Blacktown will receive $700,000 as part of a $2.3 million project to revamp primary school facitilies. The project involves the demolition of an existing unusable building and the construction of new kindergarten building with four general learning areas and a new playground.

Westmead Christian Grammar School in Parramatta will receive $750,000 for a major new construction project under the Morrison Government’s Capital Grants Program.The funding boost for the non-government school will go towards a $5.7 million project which will involve the construction of a new three storey facility for primary students comprising of 10 general learning areas and other key amenities.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the projects would help deliver better educational outcomes.

“Students and teachers thrive when schools have modern and up-to-date facilities,” Senator Payne said.

“Securing this funding will help enhance the learning environment at each of these schools.

“Our Government is providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian schools from 2018 to 2029.”

Senator Payne said the projects were a part of the Morrison Government’s Economic Recovery Plan, the national strategy formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These important construction projects will engage a variety of businesses as part of the build and fit out process, supporting jobs in our community,” Senator Payne said.

“Delivering this investment in the Western Sydney is supporting our economic comeback.”

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.

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