Richmond MP Justine Elliot today opened $925,000 extensions and refurbishments at St Joseph’s Primary School in South Murwillumbah.

The extensions and refurbishments are part of the Rudd Government’s Building the Education Revolution initiative.

St Joseph’s Primary School received $850,000 under Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) for the construction of new classrooms and the refurbishment of the multi-purpose hall.

The school also received $75,000 under National School Pride (NSP) for building refurbishments, and computers for a computer laboratory.

Mrs Elliot met with students and staff at the school to view the new and upgraded facilities.

“This is a very exciting project for the children and families of our community,” she said.

“It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of this refurbished multi-purpose hall and new classrooms and to witness first-hand the impact this has had on this school and the broader community. I am also delighted to announce that this particular project has employed approximately 38 apprentices and trades people.”

The $14.1 billion P21 element has delivered funding to over 7900 eligible primary schools in every State and Territory for major new infrastructure.

The $1.28 billion NSP element has delivered funding to over 9400 eligible schools in every State and Territory for minor infrastructure and refurbishment.

Building the Education Revolution is a key element of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long-term.

Further information about this project and all schools funded is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at: www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au