MP opens new school facilities
RICHMOND MP Justine Elliot has officially opened a new classroom, administration, and library facilities at Modanville Public School, built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution.
Modanville Public School received $925,000 under the National School Pride program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century element of the program.
The Building the Education Revolution is a key element of the Australian Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long term.
“It has been fantastic to see the whole community working together to deliver these important projects. Delivering these projects is giving our excellent dedicated teachers and students in our local schools the 21st Century facilities they so richly deserve,” Ms Elliot said.
The $14.1 billion Primary Schools for the 21st Century element was providing funding to over 7900 eligible primary schools in every state and territory for major new infrastructure, while the $1.28 billion National School Pride program was providing funding to more than 9400 eligible schools in every state and territory for minor infrastructure and refurbishment, she said.
Ms Elliot said the new facilities at Modanville were not only a benefit to the school, they were supporting stronger social networks and community cohesion.
“I am delighted that projects like these across the country have supported so many employment opportunities. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,” Ms Elliot said.
The electorate of Richmond had received more than $115 million for 205 projects in 90 local schools through the Building the Education Revolution.