Sun, 31/10/2010

As we know the ACT has hugely benefitted from the Building the Education Revolution (BER) projects. Mary saw these positive impacts at both McGregor and Maribyrnong Primary Schools, where she recently attended the official launch, with her Federal colleague Andrew Leigh, Member for Fraser.

“These projects, which cost over $2 million, are in addition to the $523 million capital investment that the ACT Government is making in public education, including upgrading all ACT public schools, to ensure every school is a great school,” Mary said.

The new facilities at both schools have been delivered through the Primary Schools for the 21st Century program, which is part of the Australian Government’s $150 million Building the Education Revolution initiative for ACT public schools.

The two projects included refurbishments to:

1. a library, school halls, toilet blocks (including staff toilets and a new accessible toilet at Maribyrnong Primary);
2. refurbishments of the entrance ways and corridors;
3. upgrades to various classrooms, including wet areas;
4. security for an internal courtyard; and
5. painting of the external surfaces and re-carpeting.

“I am sure that everyone is pleased with the result which enhances the work and learning environment for the staff and students,” Mary stated.

“I am delighted that the Australian and ACT Governments have been able to deliver this outcome for both primary schools,” Mary concluded.