2 November 2021

New facilities for students at Southern Christian College

Assistant Minister for Industry Development and Senator for Tasmania Jonno Duniam today attended Southern Christian College to open a newly sealed carpark including student safe travel pathways, drop off zones and separation of bus zones that were funded by the Morrison Government.

Assistant Minister Duniam said the carpark provides clearer delineation of traffic and pedestrian areas to increase both visibility and safety for all users. The carpark will benefit the whole school community as well as onsite church goers on the weekends.

The Morrison Government provided $300,000 for the project through the Capital Grants Program, which provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure.

“It was great to visit Southern Christian College to see the new facilities and hear about the positive impact it will have on students,” Assistant Minister Duniam said.

“Southern Christian College has a wonderful school community, and this new carpark will further enhance the learning environment.

“We are ensuring that every child gets a quality education no matter where they go to school.

School funding has increased every year under our Government.

“Our Government is providing record funding for government schools, for Catholic schools and for Independent schools.

“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 his Review to Achieve Educational Excellence in Australian Schools.

“Our Government is funding improved facilities at schools, like the new upgrades to the carpark, pathways and drop off zones at Southern Christian College, as part of our commitment to education.”

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