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Warrnambool West welcomes Federal funding.

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Federal Member for Wannon

Hamilton Office 190 Gray St, HAMILTON VIC 3300 Warrnambool Office 73 Kepler St WARRNAMBOOL VIC 3280 Freecall 1300 131 692 E W

21 August 2007



Federal Member for Wannon, David Hawker, today celebrated with Warrnambool West Primary School the construction of shade structures, retaining fences and a new entrance foyer with disability access funded by the Federal Government.

Warrnambool West Primary School received $150,000 under the Investing in Our Schools Programme.

Mr Hawker said the funding has allowed the provision of a safer play environment and the entrance foyer has provided enhanced disability access to the school.

“The Investing in Our Schools Programme has now provided a massive $12 million to schools in Western Victoria to help them fund small scale infrastructure projects identified and prioritised by school communities,” Mr Hawker said.

“By focusing on delivering small-scale projects that have been identified as a priority by school communities, the Australian Government is providing local communities with a voice to determine what they think is important for their schools.

“I congratulate the Warrnambool West Primary School community - teachers, parents, board members and students - on their initiative in applying for this funding. What a great result!”

Mr Hawker said Government school communities are able to apply for funding for such projects as air-conditioning, shade structures, computer equipment and upgrades, musical and sporting equipment.

“Funding under the Programme is in addition to the nearly $1.7 billion provided by the Australian Government to support government school capital works projects undertaken by State and Territory Governments over the 2005-2008 quadrennium,” he said.

“This illustrates the Federal Government’s commitment to a strong and effective school system that produces quality learning outcomes for local students.”

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