David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

New facilities for students at St Joseph’s School

November 15, 2021

Staff and students at St Joseph’s School in Chinchilla will benefit from a project to build new classrooms, extend the library and increase carparking spaces, funded as part of the Coalition Government’s Capital Grants Program.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the Federal Government would provide $1,000,000 towards the project.

“Staff and students at St Joseph’s will benefit from the construction of three new classrooms and a learning support room, as well as extension work to upgrade the library and the construction of additional carparking spaces,” Mr Littleproud said.

“St Joseph’s has a wonderful school community and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities. That’s why the Coalition Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the nation to build new and updated infrastructure.

“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.

“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“I congratulate St Joseph’s School on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.