Federal Member for Chifley, Ed Husic yesterday attended the official opening of the new classrooms and library refurbishment at St Aidan’s Primary School in Rooty Hill, built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
St Aidan’s Primary School received $2.2 million under the National School Pride (NSP) program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER.
The BER is a key element of the Australian Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long term.
Mr Husic congratulated St Aidan’s Primary School on their new facilities and spoke of the benefit to both the school and local community.
“We have now reached the next exciting phase in Building the Education Revolution,” Mr Husic said.
“It has been fantastic to see the Principal, school staff, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects. Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in 21st Century facilities that they so richly deserve.”
Mr Husic said the new facilities are not only a benefit to the school, they are supporting stronger social networks and community cohesion.
“It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of the new classrooms and library refurbishment and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on St Aidan’s Primary School and the local community.
Mr Husic paid tribute to the quality of the work that was carried out by the builders, Meridian Construction.”
‘I am delighted to announce that this particular project has supported the employment of many local workers. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,’ Mr Husic said.