Federal MP Sussan Ley has announced new grant funding to benefit schools and students located throughout Farrer*.

Ms Ley revealed a total of $200,000 to fund local projects shared between 14 local schools across the electorate, including new shade sails for students at Mathoura Public School (pictured)

“Our government understands the important role schools play in each and every local community, as well as the desire and need to improve amenities and the environment for their students.”

“In Farrer we received well over 60 separate proposals, which an independent committee narrowed down to 14 successful applicants to fit into the capped funding amount of $200k for each federal electorate.”

“Congratulations to each of the successful schools; I look forward to seeing each and every one of the projects and outcome over the next 12 months.”

*Farrer schools

  • St Joseph’s Primary School – (Balranald) Playground refurbishment – $15,500
  • Burrumbuttock Public School – Burrumbuttock Playground Shade Structure – $15,000
  • Corowa High School – Restoration Workshop – $1,000
  • Goolgowi Public School – 21st Century Learning – $8,941
  • Rankins Springs Public School – Creating our own Digital Technologies Space – $15,585
  • Yanco Public School – Share, Learn, Grow, Strength – $16,753
  • Coleambally Central School – Student Bus Shelter – $15,000
  • Deniliquin High School – Replacement shade sails over student amphitheatre – $14,000
  • Mathoura Public School – Sun Safe Shade Sail Installation – $13,860
  • Dareton Public School – Playground Markings and Furniture – $15,000
  • Barham High School – Science classroom Refurbishment – $20,000
  • Gol Gol Public School – Astralvision Interactive panels – $20,000
  • Clare Public School – New Toilet-Change facilities – $20,000
  • Aspect Riverina School (Albury) – Computer Lab – $9,359

The Coalition Government’s Local Schools Community Fund will see $30.2 million injected into schools across Australia in 2020.This is on top of record funding of $310 billion which is being provided to all schools through to 2029 from the government’s Quality Schools Package.