14 December 2022

Member for Eden-Monaro, Kristy McBain, today announced that funding for four local schools has been delivered by the Albanese Government.

The schools are:

  • Brungle Public School will receive $27,458 to upgrade playground facilities
  • Eden Public School will receive $20,000 for upgrades in playground areas
  • Khancoban Primary School will receive $20,000 for chairs and tables upgrades
  • Yass High School will receive $80,000 for basketball courts.

Ms McBain said the funding for these commitments has now been confirmed and will be provided to the schools in coming weeks.

“We committed to funding for these important school upgrades – and we’ve delivered,” Ms McBain said.

“This is terrific news for these schools – especially for their students.

“It means better equipment and facilities to help them learn and play in a top-class environment.

“I’m so proud of our local schools and students. Everyone has had a tough couple of years and this funding is part of our efforts to help them bounce back.”

The funding is part of the $270 million School Upgrade Fund which is being rolled-out by the Albanese Government to boost school infrastructure for students especially to combat the impacts of the pandemic.

Ms McBain also encouraged local schools to apply for funding for projects under the open grant round.

“The open grant round is worth $32 million and will be invested in things like new laptops and iPads, classroom upgrades and outdoor learning areas,” Ms McBain said.

“I want our local schools to get their fair share and so I’m encouraging them to apply.”

Funding will go to schools most in need towards small-scale projects worth up to $25,000 to create healthier and safer learning environments and help students get back on track after disruptions caused by COVID.