NSW Government Supporting Local Schools

NSW Government Supporting Local Schools

St Peter’s Primary School will get an upgraded canteen and general learning areas using funding provided by the NSW Government.

The school is receiving $562,161 to support the more than $1.3 million project under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme, with further funds provided by the school community.

Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams welcomed the funding and congratulated St Peter’s Primary School for their successful application.

“This funding will help get these works off the ground and I’m delighted the NSW Government is able to support this project,” Mrs Williams said.

“This week the NSW Government announced record funding to reduce the backlog of school maintenance repairs with $37.5 million allocated to schools on the north coast.

“This funding is on top of the $7.7 million in additional needs-based funding allocated to local public schools over the past two years,” Mrs Williams said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the Building Grants Assistance Scheme was an important initiative to support local school communities.

“This funding will help improve facilities so schools are equipped to meet the learning needs of students today and into the future,” Mr Stokes said.

In 2015 the NSW Government announced an additional $50 million dollars over four years for non-government schools under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme.

The grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help schools cater for growing enrolments and to refurbish or build new facilities.

BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities and funded by the NSW Government.

Since 2011, the NSW Government has committed more than $5 billion to both government and non-government school facilities to ensure students have the best possible learning environments.

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