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Local schools set to benefit under Labor Government

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Ballarat public schools are set to receive over $200,000 in funding under a Shorten Labor Government, to be announced today.

Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King and Shadow Assistant Minister Andrew Giles will announce that over $200,000 will be invested in capital upgrades across eight public schools in Ballarat this morning.

Schools set to benefit under the funding promise, should Labor win the federal election next month, include Ballarat High School, Myrniong Primary School, Gordon Primary School, Creswick North Primary School, Balliang East Primary School, Warrenheip Primary School, Canadian Lead Priamry School and Mount Blowhard Primary School. 

This funding is on top of the extra $21.12 million to be invested in schools across Ballarat over the first three years under Labor's Fair Go for Schools plan. 

Ms King said that the funding will see schools able to upgrade their facilities, strengthen their communities, and offer safer and more engaging classes and activities to their students.

Among the improvements, the funding will see Ballarat High School receive $76,270 to replace the deck of the boatshed, and $50,000 towards a fixed shade structure over the playground at Myrniong Primary School.

A full list of schools to receive funding for projects are below:

  • $25,000 towards STEM facilities at Gordon Primary School
  • $20,000 towards an outdoor classroom at Creswick North Primary School
  • $18,000 towards sheltered seating at Balliang East Primary School
  • $15,000 towards upgrading the art space at Warrenheip Primary School
  • $11,925 towards the STEM lab at Canadian Lead Primary School
  • $9,182 towards a stage at Mount Blowhard Primary School

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