Federal Government Grants over $400,000 to the Brighton Catholic Primary School in Butler
Posted on Monday, 5 January 2004
Students and staff at the Brighton Catholic Primary School in Butler will benefit from an Australian Government grant of $400,482 for a new building project, the Member for Pearce Hon Judi Moylan announced today.
Ms Moylan said that the grant would be used for the construction of four general learning areas, 2 pre-primary areas, a pre-primary veranda and store, covered area, canteen, hard-court, toilets, parking and grassland areas.
The funding will also go toward furniture and equipment for the school.
“The new facilities will help the school to provide the best possible learning environment for students in the area,” Ms Moylan said.
“In 2003, the Australian Government will spend $6.5 billion on funding for government and non government schools, an increase of $446 million or 7.4 per cent over 2002. This funding includes $91.4 million for capital projects in non-government schools.
“The Australian Government 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.” She said.
“Over the period 2001-04 the Australian Government will provide around $25 billion in direct funding to schools and school students. This demonstrates the Government’s commitment to a strong and effective school system, maximising the opportunities for your Australians, Ms Moylan said