STAFF and students at Mildura Christian College in Irymple will benefit from a project to build a new weatherproof sports facility and an amphitheatre space, as well as a new primary school building and facilities, funded as part of the Federal Government’s Capital Grants Program.

Member for Mallee Anne Webster said the government would provide $1,160,000 towards the project.

“Students and staff at Mildura Christian College will benefit from the construction of a weatherproof shade structure over existing sport courts and an amphitheatre space,” Dr Webster said.

“The primary school wing will also be refurbished, and a new building constructed to create four new classrooms, two breakout areas, specialist learning support areas, staff workspaces and covered outdoor learning areas.

“Mildura Christian College has a wonderful school community, and these new facilities will further enhance the learning environment.

“Students and teachers thrive when their schools have modern and up-to-date facilities. That’s why the Morrison Government is proud of the Capital Grants Program, which has helped thousands of schools across the nation to build new and updated infrastructure.

“Our Government is ensuring that every child gets a high-quality education no matter where they go to school. We are providing a record $315.2 billion for all Australian schools between 2018 and 2029.

“We are delivering real, needs-based funding that is matched by national reforms that will drive better results and outcomes, as recommended by David Gonski in the Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“I congratulate Mildura Christian College on their successful grant application and look forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on the school community.”

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at https://www.dese.gov.au/payments-and-grants-schools/capital-grants-non-government-schools.