THE ACT government has announced that, as part of the 2017-18 Budget, $85 million will go towards upgrading and expanding classrooms and facilities in local public schools.
The money will go to creating new learning spaces, toilets and change rooms, garden and horticultural facilities, heating and cooling upgrades and energy efficiency improvements.
“Among the proposed works are refurbished learning and teaching areas at the Woden School, heating and cooling improvements at Melrose High School, upgrades to the front office and school administration area at Malkara School, and capacity and school administration area upgrades at Garran Primary School,” says Minister for Education and Early Childhood Development Yvette Berry.
“As well as quality facilities for our students and staff, we are also committed to providing valuable facilities for the wider community.
“Public schools are more than just learning environments for our young people. They are also the heart of our suburbs, with the facilities being accessed by many local community groups, multicultural and sporting organisations.”