• Tony Bosworth

$600,000 government cash injection towards Hawkesbury Independent School’s $1m upgrade

Kurrajong’s Hawkesbury Independent School is to receive $600,000 under the federal government’s Capital Grants Program for a major new construction project.

The funding boost for the private school will go towards a $1 million project which will see the construction of two primary learning areas, a multipurpose hall, and a new staff room.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, said the project would help deliver better educational outcomes and also lead to local businesses getting work on the project.

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities,” Senator Payne said.

Senator Marise Payne

“Securing this funding will help enhance the learning environment at Hawkesbury Independent School.

“Our Government is providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian schools from 2018 to 2029.”

Senator Payne said the project was a part of the federal government’s Economic Recovery Plan, the national strategy formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This important construction project will engage a variety of businesses as part of the build and fit-out process, supporting jobs in our community,” Senator Payne said.

“Delivering this investment in the Hawkesbury is supporting our economic comeback.”

Schools that want to learn more about the Capital Grants Program can visit https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.

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