CAPITAL WORKS AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George today announced six local schools will receive funding as part of the Liberal & Nationals Government’s 2012-13 Budget.

The works are scheduled to be completed within the 2012/13 financial year.

The following schools will be funded by the Minor Works Program –

Wilsons Creek Public School – sewer upgrade
Richmond River high School – art unit upgrade
Murwillumbah Public School – canteen upgrade

“These upgrades will greatly improve the facilities at the schools” added Mr George.

The following schools will be funded under the Joint Funding Program –

Kyogle Public School – new bubblers Lismore south Public School – staffroom upgrade Wollumbin High School – air condition Language Lab

The Joint Funding Program provides funding to schools on a dollar-for-dollar basis, with the school providing at least 50% of the total estimated cost of a nominated project and the Department providing the remainder, up to $300,000.

The Joint Funding Program provides a real incentive to schools to raise funds within their community, with Government recognising and supporting local school based initiatives.

In 2012/13, the NSW Government is spending $447 million in capital works funding at NSW schools.

“The Liberal & Nationals Government is determined to provide the best learning environments possible in our schools,” said Mr George.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577