Government funding for Hawkesbury Independent School building plan

Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne says quality facilities help teachers and students to thrive. Picture: Supplied
Western Sydney Senator Marise Payne says quality facilities help teachers and students to thrive. Picture: Supplied

Hawkesbury Independent School's million dollar construction plans have been given a healthy kick along by the Federal Government.

The Kurrajong-based school will receive $600,000 under the government's Capital Grants Program to go towards the project, whcih will see the building of two primary learning areas, a multipurpose hall and a staff room.

Liberal Senator for Western Sydney Marise Payne said students and teachers thrived when their schools had modern, up-to-date facilities.

"Securing this funding will help enhance the learning environment at Hawkesbury Independent School," she said.

"Our Government is providing a record $314.7 billion for all Australian schools from 2018 to 2029."

Ms Payne said the project was a part of the government's Economic Recovery Plan, the national strategy formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This important construction project will engage a variety of businesses as part of the build and fit out process, supporting jobs in our community," she said.

"Delivering this investment in the Hawkesbury is supporting our economic comeback."

Schools looking for more details about the Capital Grants Program should visit education.gov.au/capital-grants-non-government-schools.