Joyce confirms more than $3.3 million in grants for Tamworth schools

16 Apr 2014



THREE Tamworth schools are another step closer to completing significant capital infrastructure projects with combined funding announcements of more than $3.3 million, the Federal Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said.


Distributed under the Federal Capital Grants Programme [CGP], the schools include McCarthy Catholic College, Carinya Christian School and Calrossy Anglican College’s William Cowper Campus.


Mr Joyce congratulated the schools on their funding success and said the money would be used for the construction of general and specialist learning areas as well as improving existing infrastructure on the school campuses.


“It’s great to see funding boosting the provision of 21st Century learning facilities in the Tamworth area and its certain our young students will benefit from this far-reaching tertiary foresight,” Mr Joyce said.


McCarthy Catholic College will receive $2,123,336 from the Commonwealth for their project for a creative and performing arts area as well as for the construction of administration, pupil and staff facilities worth a total of $3,033,337.


Carinya Christian School will receive $550,000 for the conversion of design and technology facilities into a textiles room. Also on the drawing board is the construction of a new design and technology room as well as a science staff room.  The overall cost of the project is $899,695.


Calrossy Anglican College’s William Cowper Campus will receive $700,000 from the Commonwealth for the construction of a library/administration area worth in total $1,418,389. The new building would also include a general learning area and pupil amenities.




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