New school facilities showcased around Chifley

Schools across the Chifley electorate have this week been celebrating with parents and the community, outstanding new facilities that have been provided under the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) program.

Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic visited schools every day this past week to officially open these facilities which have had a real impact on teaching and learning outcomes.

For local public schools, this had added significance as they celebrated Education Week.

“I’m enormously proud of the contribution the Gillard Government has made to schools right across the Chifley electorate,” Mr Husic said.

“For many of the schools that I’ve visited this week, this has been the biggest level of investment they have enjoyed since they were first built.”

Last Friday, Mr Husic officially opened Chifley’s first Trade Training Centre at Tyndale Christian School at Doonside which received $1.4 million from the Australian Government.

Tyndale Christian School also received $2.7 million to upgrade and refurbish some classrooms and to build a new library/multi-purpose building.

Mr Husic returned to his old school, Blacktown South Public School earlier this week to open $3.2 million of new facilities including a brand new library and four brand new classrooms.

Shalvey Public School received $3.2 million to refurbish classrooms and to build two new covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs).

Another $3.2 million dollars was provided to Plumpton Public School for the construction of four new classrooms and an upgrade to their library.

Yesterday, Mr Husic joined Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW in opening the newly-constructed multi-purpose hall at St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Glendenning.

St Francis of Assisi Primary School received $2,852,509 from the Australian Government for this project.

“I’ve enjoyed meeting with parents and teachers this week, and hearing how these projects have made a difference in their schools.”

“Having had the opportunity to meet with builders and others associated with these BER projects, it’s clear that we’ve kept hundreds of local workers in jobs during one of the toughest economic periods in 75 years.”

Further information about this project and all schools funded under the BER is available at www.buildingtheeducationrevolution.gov.au or at: www.economicstimulusplan.gov.au.

For photos of these school ceremonies please click here.

Building the education revolution  in Chifley - August:


  • Tyndale Christian School:  $2.7 million to upgrade and refurbish some classrooms and to build a new library/multi-purpose building.

  • Blacktown South Public School: $3.2 million of new facilities including a brand new library and four brand new classrooms.

  • Shalvey Public School: $3.2 million to refurbish classrooms and to build two new covered outdoor learning areas (COLAs).

  •  Plumpton Public School: $3.2 million was provided to for the construction of four new classrooms and an upgrade to their library.

  • St Francis of Assisi Primary School: received $2,852,509 from the Australian Government for this project. I joined Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir, Governor of NSW in opening the newly-constructed multi-purpose hall.

  • William Dean Public School received $2,679,000 under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) elements of the BER.

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Ed Husic MP
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