Senator Claire Moore today attended the official opening of the new multipurpose hall and library at Landsborough State School in Queensland built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Landsborough State School received $2,125,002 under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER.
The BER 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.
Senator Moore congratulated Landsborough State School on their new facilities and spoke of the benefit to both the school and local community.
‘We have now reached the next exciting phase in Building the Education Revolution,’ Senator Moore said.
‘It has been fantastic to see the principal, school staff, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects. Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in 21st Century facilities that they so richly deserve.’
The $1.28 billion National School Pride (NSP) program is providing funding to more than 9400 eligible schools in every state and territory for minor infrastructure and refurbishment.
The $14.1 billion Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element is providing funding to over 7900 eligible primary schools in every state and territory for major new infrastructure.
Senator Moore said the new facilities are not only a benefit to the school they are supporting stronger social networks and community cohesion.
‘It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of the new multipurpose hall and library and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on Landsborough State School and the local community.
‘I am also delighted that this particular project has supported the employment of a number of workers. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,’ Senator Moore said.