Funding for New Facilities at Austin Cove

Students and staff at Austin Cove Baptist College will have full use of a practical skills building thanks to a contribution of more than $1 million from the Coalition Government. 

Canning MP Andrew Hastie officially opened the new facility today on behalf of the Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham

“It was great to visit Austin Cove Baptist College to see the new facilities firsthand,” Mr Hastie said. “Austin Cove is driven by a dedicated community of teachers and parents. This is just the latest addition to a growing school that is passionate about providing the best possible education for its students.”

The Coalition Government delivered funding under its Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have sufficient funding. 

The block includes science laboratories, a science preparation area, technical skills rooms, staff rooms and stores. Mr Hastie said the whole school community would benefit from these new facilities.

“The Australian Government is committed to putting science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the heart of school education. This building will help deliver that. It will also enable students explore a trade that would help meet Australia’s skills shortage.”

“It’s critical to our nation’s future that we get more students involved in all these subjects.”

The Minister for Education Senator Simon Birmingham said the Government was committed to funding the best possible education for all Australian youth. The Quality Schools package will deliver a funding increase of $442.1 million to independent schools in Western Australia between now and 2027. This represents an average per student increase of 5.9 per cent each year, over the next four years.

“The Australian Government is committed to improving the quality of our schools and equipping students with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.”

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