Extra infrastructure funding for South Australian public schools

THE HON JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

SENATOR THE HON ANTHONY CHISHOLM
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

THE HON BLAIR BOYER
SA MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLS

EXTRA INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver around $17 million in vital infrastructure projects for South Australian public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 18 public schools across South Australia will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading food tech and home economics classrooms, installing new playground equipment and resurfacing and upgrading sporting facilities.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February.

School applications were reviewed by their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at www.education.gov.au/schools-upgrade-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on.

“From upgrading science and art rooms to new outdoor equipment and replacing demountables, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most.

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony Chisholm:

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and the latest equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be.

“To continue to be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment.

“This is a great outcome for South Australian schools and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to complete important school infrastructure projects, especially in the state’s regional and rural areas.”

Quotes attributable to the South Australian Minister for Education Blair Boyer:

“The $17m federal investment into school infrastructure for 18 schools in SA is greatly welcomed.

“Upgrading sporting facilities and new playground equipment are incredibly important, not just for schools but for the wider community, and these are all very worthy projects in schools that need them the most.

“The average age of school buildings in SA is 44 years, and even older in regional schools. Regional schools in particular are in great need, and we look forward to further federal investment into facilities in the future.”

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LIST OF SUCCESSFUL SCHOOLS

School NameSuburb
Coober Pedy Area SchoolCoober Pedy
Swallowcliffe School P-6Davoren Park
Kaurna Plains SchoolElizabeth
Elizabeth East Primary SchoolElizabeth East
Elizabeth Grove Primary SchoolElizabeth Grove
Elizabeth Park Primary SchoolElizabeth Park
Hackham West SchoolHackham West
Hawker Area SchoolHawker
Koonibba Aboriginal SchoolKoonibba Via Ceduna
Central Yorke SchoolMaitland
Marree Aboriginal SchoolMarree
Murray Bridge South Primary SchoolMurray Bridge
Augusta Park Primary SchoolPort Augusta
Flinders View Primary SchoolPort Augusta West
Kirton Point Primary SchoolPort Lincoln
Lincoln Gardens Primary SchoolPort Lincoln
Fisk Street Primary SchoolWhyalla Norrie
Hincks Avenue Primary SchoolWhyalla Norrie