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.