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Investing in our schools: a billion dollar investment in our school infrastructure.



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Investing in Our Schools: A billion dollar Investment in our School Infrastructure Wednesday, 16 February 2005

Investing in Our Schools

During the 2004 election campaign the Prime Minister announced a commitment to the Australian Government’s Capital Infrastructure Programme ‘Investing in Our Schools: A billion dollar Investment in our School Infrastructure’.

The legislation for this program was approved in the December sitting of Parliament and after consultation with parents groups and principal organisations the Government has established guidelines and procedures for the implementation of this initiative.

Applications for these programs will be opening towards the end of February.

A website www.dest.gov.au/schools/investinginschools and a hotline 1300 363 079 has been set up to provide further information for this initiative.

Andrew Robb said that “This shows the Governments strong commitment to helping promote excellence in education.”

Andrew Robb has written to all local schools informing them of this initiative and will keep them up to date on the application process.

“I hope that the schools in the Bayside area are able to secure grants from this program, I encourage you all to apply” said Andrew Robb.

Up to date information on the program can be found on Andrew Robb’s website www.andrewrobb.com.au

Media Contact: Kathryn Hodges 0409 132 567