Mark Coulton MP, Federal Member for Parkes

$350,000 funding boost for MET School, Condobolin

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

A grant of $350,000 will result in the construction of two primary general learning areas for the MET School, Condobolin thanks to a nationwide funding program run by the Nationals-Liberal Government. 
The Member for Parkes, Mark Coulton said apart from the learning areas there would be the construction of withdrawal spaces, pupil amenities and store-rooms to replace an existing demountable building. 
He said the project will also include the relocation of a demountable library and infants classroom and the overall cost of $950,000 includes demolition fees, professional fees, special services costs, external infrastructure costs, site development costs and furniture, fixtures and fittings.
“While buildings alone do not make a school, students and the whole local community will benefit from using these new facilities.”
The Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the Capital Grants Program provides vital funds for non-government schools to upgrade facilities such as classrooms, laboratories and libraries. 
“This program is part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to ensuring students have the support they need to succeed in the classroom,” Minister Birmingham said
 “We’re overhauling Australia’s schools funding system and boosting investment by an average of $2370 per student or $25.3 billion across the whole system so students with the greatest needs get the greatest level of resources.”
Capital grants are additional to funds provided by state and territory governments, non-government school authorities, and school communities, which are responsible for providing and maintaining non-government school facilities.
For more information visit: www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools

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