Release type: Media Release


National School Pride program delivers funding for 330 WA schools


The Hon Julia Gillard MP
Minister for Education. Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
Minister for Social Inclusion
Deputy Prime Minister

The Minister for Education, Julia Gillard, today announced that 330 schools in Western Australia will receive $ 46.47 million for minor infrastructure and refurbishment projects under Round One of the National School Pride program.

The National School Pride program is delivering on the first phase of the Australian Government’s $14.7 billion Building the Education Revolution.

Under this program, every Australian school will receive up to $200,000, based on the size of the school, for maintenance and minor building works.

Successful projects for Western Australia range from the instillation of a solar photovoltaic system to the refurbishment of sporting facilities.

The $1.3 billion National School Pride program will deliver much needed funding for school maintenance and importantly, support local jobs by creating demand for tradespeople in communities across the State.

Construction and maintenance work will commence as soon as possible, with many of the projects planned to begin as early as this month.

Building the Education Revolution is a key element of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long-term.

West Australian schools yet to apply for funding under the NSP program are encouraged to contact their relevant education authorities and submit proposals for Round Two before 8 May 2009.

The National School Pride program builds on the Government’s commitment to deliver a world-class education to all Australian schools to meet the needs of 21st century students and teachers.

As a nation it is critical that we continue to invest in the future and in the education of our people, especially in these difficult times.

A full list of successful schools will be available at

  • WA - National School Pride Program Round One successful schools ( PDF 130KB)