Primary school students at St Xavier’s School in Gunnedah will soon enjoy exciting new learning spaces, thanks to a multi-million dollar Federal Government grant.
Member for Parkes Mark Coulton today announced the Australian Government will provide $3,323,892 towards an infrastructure project at the school through the Capital Grants Program.
“I am very pleased to announce such a significant amount of funding for St Xavier’s School in Gunnedah,” Mr Coulton said.
“As I travel throughout my electorate it is clear to see that students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities – that’s why I know the Capital Grants Program will work very well to support this wonderful school in Gunnedah.
“St Xavier’s School will use this funding to build new indoor and outdoor learning areas and verandahs. Works will also include the refurbishment of existing classrooms and the staff room, as well as other developments.”
Mr Coulton said additional non-Commonwealth funding will take the school’s total project cost to $4,748,417.
The Australian Government has committed $660 million until 2021 towards the Capital Grants program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
“These upgrades will help advance St Xavier’s School and ensure our classrooms have the updated facilities that will help students and staff to do well.
“I congratulate St Xavier’s School on successfully receiving this substantial grant and I look forward to seeing the impact these improvements will have in the Gunnedah community.”
To learn more about the Capital Grants Program, visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.