Funding blitz for Valley?s schools



A BUILDING works and maintenance blitz is taking place at schools around the Clarence Valley.

Labor MLC for Clarence, Greg Donnelly, said about 36 projects were being carried out throughout the Clarence at an estimated cost of $770,000.

Grafton High School will receive $55,578 for programmed maintenance and school improvement projects and $24,015 for air cooling permanent accommodation.

Gillwinga Public School is set to receive $36,367 for air cooling permanent accommodation and $17,163 for an electrical upgrade, while Corindi Public School will get $33,234 for programmed maintenance and school improvement projects.

Most public primary and secondary schools will get a slice of the pie.

Continuing works will go ahead at Dundurrabin Public School which will receive $58,306 for staff facili- ties and Ulmarra Public School which is getting $29,926 for an electrical upgrade.

Works programs for a number of schools including Woolgoolga High School, Maclean Public School, Maclean High and Copmanhurst Public School will also be carried out.

Meanwhile, the Clarence Valley Anglican School is one of eight schools in the Page electorate sharing in $458,700, provided under the Federal Government's Investing in Our Schools Capital Infrastructure grants.

Federal Nationals Member for Page, Ian Causley, recently announced the funding and said the grants would be used for small capital infrastructure projects.

The Clarence Valley Anglican School will receive $70,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a shade area; books and resources for the library; play- ground equipment; and computers.



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