Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice, Jason Clare and Ed Husic, Member for Chifley today congratulated Evans High School on being awarded $222,300 under Round Three of the Gillard Government’s Secure Schools Program.
The funding will be used to provide perimeter fencing and gates, CCTV, access control and a PA and emergency alert system.
“Parents have the right to expect their children will be safe at school,” Mr Clare said.
“That’s why the Federal Government is providing this funding.”
“The Secure Schools program provides schools with capital funding for safety infrastructure – such as fencing, closed-circuit television, bollards and improved lighting.
“It is a targeted program aimed at schools at risk of racial, religious or ethnically motivated violence, property crime or harassment.”
Local member Ed Husic said the safety upgrade would make a big difference for the whole school community.
“Ensuring the safety of the whole school community is vitally important as students and teachers get on with their day-to-day learning.
“Providing these upgrades will give peace of mind to parents, students and teachers.
“I congratulate Evans High School for being awarded this funding and look forward to the completion of the project.”
This is the third round of funding under the Secure Schools program. The first two rounds provided $19.8 million for safety upgrades to 54 schools across Australia.
Joint media release***
THE HON. JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR HOME AFFAIRS
MINISTER FOR JUSTICE
MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MATERIEL