14/11/2016

Improved facilities for three Gympie schools

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today announced that three schools in Gympie will share more than $1.5 million to upgrade their facilities through the Coalition Government’s Capital Grants Program.

“These funds will help the schools to build new infrastructure, giving the students more learning opportunities,” Mr O’Brien said.

“The Coalition Government is committed to improving the quality of school education and ensuring students have access to the resources they need.  The Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to upgrade their buildings and facilities, where they may not have the financial resources to do so on their own.

“This assistance will help to ensure students are equipped with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”

School

 

Project Commonwealth funding Total Project Cost
Gympie Flexible Learning Centre Construct PE and Lunch Covered areas and PE Store. $756,595 $817,744
Cooloola Christian College Construction of 2 science laboratories, staff office, science preparation area, extended experimental investigation room, graphics and robotics area, workrooms, storerooms, furniture, equipment and site works. $535,000 $2,166,611
Victory College Construction of a covered area, amenities, animal enclosure, furniture, equipment and site works $245,000 $1,057,081

Mr O’Brien congratulated the schools on being selected for the grant and said the funding will be in addition to the record levels of funding the Liberal Nationals Government is investing in schools.

“The Coalition Government is working to deliver an education system that puts students first.  In addition to our Capital Grants Program, the Coalition’s record level of school funding will be allocated according to need and tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives.  

“These initiatives will focus on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing our children for life after school.”