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WA benefits from historic investment in schools

Ministers:

Senator the Hon Chris Evans
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations

School students and local communities in Western Australia are set to benefit from massive improvements to their school facilities thanks to the historic investment of almost $1.8 billion by the Australian Government.

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations, Senator Chris Evans, welcomed the substantial school construction completed across West Australia.

“I am delighted to see the difference these facilities are making to the state’s schools,” Senator Evans said.

“The Government is determined to make sure that students learn in the best educational facilities possible, no matter where they live.

“This investment will ensure that Western Australian students get a world-class education and the right skills they need, to win the job they deserve in the future.

“As the year draws to a close, 2069 schools across Western Australia have completed construction on individual projects and students have already had the benefit of using their modern, state-of-the-art learning facilities.

“Another 890 schools have facilities that are under construction, and their stu ents will soon have room to learn in a more effective environment, or be able to enjoy multipurpose facilities that can host a range of activities.”

Senator Evans said the construction projects were part of an historic investment by the Government into the modernisation of Australian schools.

“I am very pleased that these projects have also supported the employment and training of so many local workers all across the state,” he said.

“I congratulate the principals, school staff and tradespeople for working together to deliver these projects.”

Across WA, almost $1.3 billion will be spent on improvements to government schools, more than $321 million on Catholic schools and more than $221 million on independent schools.

“These new facilities have created better learning environments benefiting students, teachers and the local communities they serve,” Senator Evans said.

“Students across Western Australia and across the country will continue to benefit from this major investment for years to come.”