Andrew Hastie has officially opened new early learning classrooms and and admin facilities at St Joseph’s School, Waroona.
The upgrade includes new early learning areas for kindergarten and pre-primary students, a nature playground, a multipurpose room and a renovated administration building
The Coalition Government provided $437,045 for the $819,412 project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.
It was great to visit St Joseph’s School to see the new facilities, meet teachers and students, and hear about the positive impact these upgrades will have on local education.
Schools are more than buildings, they are institutions whose community makes them special. We celebrate the role the community of Waroona has played in the life of the school, including the efforts of teachers, parents, grandparents, carers and supporters.
St Joseph’s School does an excellent job in offering greater choice of quality education for families in Waroona. The new facilities will further enhance St Joseph’s learning environment.
The Morrison Government is providing record funding for government schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools. We’re ensuring that every child can get a quality education, no matter where they go to school.
Funding for new and improved facilities such as these at St Joseph’s is part of that commitment to education.
More information about the Capital Grants Program is at https://www.education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.
A new facility specifically to support men in the Waroona district will be built with the help of funding announced under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects Stream.
The Waroona Community Men’s Shed project will receive $200,000 from the Coalition Government to help build new the facility.
The project will include construction of a 42m x 18m shed including connection of water, plumbing and electrical connections, full fit-out and perimeter fencing.
Once completed, the new Men’s Shed will create a space for local men to work, socialise, support each other and serve the wider community. It is expected that construction of the Waroona Men’s Shed will create 32 jobs during delivery and one ongoing position in the local community.
"The Waroona Men’s Shed is a cherished institution. It’s a meeting place where local men look out for one another and stand together to serve their community."
Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government John McVeigh said the project will deliver significant economic and social benefits to the community,
"Under round two of the Building Better Regions Fund – Infrastructure Projects stream, the Coalition Government is investing well over $200 million in 136 projects with a total project value of $459 million."
This means, in each successful community much anticipated local projects, like the Waroona Men's Shed, are receiving the funds needed to take a big idea and make it a reality.
It’s all part of the Coalition Government’s plan to create more jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities across Australia.
A further $200 million was announced in the 2018 Budget for a third round of the Building Better Regions Fund - a clear indication of the Coalition Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future.
The second round of the Building Better Regions Fund, which includes the Community Investment stream and the Infrastructure Projects stream, is expected to create up to 10,000 jobs from over 240 projects.
Strong advocacy for the Peel region has been vindicated today, with the announcement that two major local projects have won funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).
Member for Canning Andrew Hastie today announced that the expansion of Quambie Park Waroona and the Dwellingup National Trails Centre will become reality, with almost $3 million to be awarded to the two projects.
“This is a great result and evidence that the strong grassroots advocacy of the Peel region is being heard in Canberra,” Mr Hastie said.
“I’ve been working for some time with Shire of Murray President Cr Maree Reid and CEO Dean Unsworth on the Dwellingup Trails Centre. I’ve also worked with Quambie Park CEO Nicole Gibbs, Chairperson Mike Walmsley and Board members on the Waroona Housing Options Village. We’re all very excited to see these projects get up.”
“Both of these projects are worthy recipients of BBRF funding that will service and strengthen our local communities.”Read more