Standing up for Canberra

$5.5 million school projects employ 120 workers

Member for Canberra, Gai Brodtmann, today officially opened new facilities at Taylor Primary School in Kambah and Monash Primary School.

Taylor Primary School received $2.3 million and Monash Primary School received $3.2 million under the National School Pride program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century element of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution.

New facilities at Taylor Primary School include the refurbishment of classrooms, the canteen, library and the school’s front foyer.

New facilities at Monash Primary School include a multipurpose hall, which features an innovative system of thermal chimneys for passive cooling and a shade structure.

Ms Brodtmann said that the two projects had supported the employment of 120 workers.

“I am delighted that 120 people were employed in the development and construction stages of these projects. This is what we strive to achieve – benefits to education and benefits to the economy,” Ms Brodtmann said.

“The Building the Education Revolution is a key element of the Australian 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 these projects and all schools funded under the Building the Education Revolution is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au  or  www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au.