Federal grants secured for local schools

Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal Member for Fairfax, Clive Palmer MP, is delighted to confirm that Commonwealth funding has been secured for three non-government schools under the Capital Grants Programme.

The funding will assist St John’s College in Nambour, Noosa Pengari Steiner School in Doonan and St Andrew’s Anglican College in Peregian Springs to improve their infrastructure and facilities.

Over $930,000 in Commonwealth grants has been secured for the three schools.

St John’s College will construct two new art rooms, a general learning area, an administration area and walkways. Noosa Pengari Steiner School will use the funding for an undercover court area, while St Andrew’s Anglican College will construct a library, general learning areas, offices, an IT workshop and other amenities.

“This is good news for the schools that have been provided with federal grants and I’m delighted they will be able to improve their facilities and infrastructure, which will ultimately benefit their students,” Mr Palmer said.

He added: “It is important that we maintain our education facilities to a high standard and I will continue to push for more funding to be directed to my electorate of Fairfax.”

Mr Palmer is a member of the Standing Committee on Economics and the Infrastructure and Communications Committee, two key House of Representatives committees. He also ensured that a long-promised $4.9 billion commitment to upgrade the Bruce Highway has become a reality during his term in office.