Extra infrastructure funding for Tasmanian public schools

THE HON JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

SENATOR THE HON ANTHONY CHISHOLM
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

THE HON JO PALMER
TASMANIAN MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, CHILDREN AND YOUTH

EXTRA INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR TASMANIAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver $6.5 million in vital infrastructure projects for Tasmanian public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 17 public schools across Tasmania will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading home economics classrooms, installing new playground equipment and upgrading outdoor 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 classrooms to new outdoor equipment, 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 Tasmanian 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 Tasmanian Minister for Education Jo Palmer:

“The Tasmanian Government is committed to improving school infrastructure and delivering quality outcomes for all learners.

“This additional funding will help support our current and future learners to have contemporary and positive environments to learn and thrive.

“The Tasmanian Government is already making a significant investment in new and upgraded education infrastructure, and this funding will deliver benefits for our regional and remote school communities.”

TASMANIA – SCHOOLS UPGRADE FUND ROUND 2 RECIPIENTS

School NameLocation
Cape Barren Island SchoolCape Barren Island
Clarendon Vale Primary SchoolClarendon Vale
Dover District SchoolDover
East Devonport Primary SchoolEast Devonport
Fairview Primary SchoolNew Norfolk
Geeveston Primary SchoolGeeveston
Huonville High SchoolHuonville
JRLF – Gagebrook Primary SchoolGagebrook
JRLF – Herdsmans Cove Primary SchoolHerdsmans Cove
Mountain Heights SchoolQueenstown
New Norfolk High SchoolNew Norfolk
Parklands High SchoolBurnie
Rokeby Primary SchoolRokeby
Sprent Primary SchoolSprent
Triabunna District SchoolTriabunna
West Ulverstone Primary SchoolWest Ulverstone
Zeehan Primary SchoolZeehan