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Australia Government grants $598,070 to St Joseph's School Walgett.

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Australia Government Grants $598,070 to St Joseph's School Walgett

Tuesday, 1 November 2005

Federal Member for Gwydir John Anderson today announced students and staff at St Joseph’s School, Walgett, will benefit from an Australian Government grant of $598,070 for a new building project.

“The grant would be used to improve the facilities for staff and students at St Joseph’s School,” Mr Anderson said.

“Having just visited the school, I know how much the grant will be appreciated and how well the new facilities will be used. I am deeply impressed by the dedication of the staff and the general atmosphere of the school,” he said.

“The project will involve construction of two general purpose learning areas, physical education store and pupil amenities; conversion and refurbishment to provide administration and staff facilities; building services; four general purpose learning areas and pupil facilities; site works and travel,” Mr Anderson said.

The Australian Government’s Capital Grants Programme for Schools is designed to improve the educational outcomes of educationally disadvantaged students.

“This project involves a significant amount of funding-an indication of the importance the Government places on developing and maintaining school infrastructure,” Mr Anderson said.

The Australian Government will provide an estimated $33 billion in direct funding to schools and school students over the period 2005-2008. A key element of this funding package is some $2.5 billion for school capital works and infrastructure projects over the next four years, including $1 billion committed during last year’s election campaign.

“This demonstrates the Government’s continued commitment to a strong and effective school system, maximising the opportunities for young Australians,” Mr Anderson said.

© 2004, Authorised by John Anderson 206 Conadilly St, Gunnedah NSW 2380

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