By Derek Schlennstedt
Member for Bayswater, Jackson Taylor has announced over $685,000 of funding, towards six local schools.
Boronia K-12 College, Eastern Ranges School, Marlborough Primary School, The Basin Primary School, Bayswater Secondary College and Regency Park Primary School will all benefit from additional funds, secured by Mr Taylor.
The funding is a part of the Andrews Government’s Inclusive Schools and Inclusive Equipment Funding programs.
In the east, these funds will ensure that the six schools will be able to purchase equipment and undertake works designed to support students with additional needs, to ensure that they get the best chance to get the education they deserve.
Projects include new sensory gardens, upgrades to play equipment and new synthetic running tracks and play spaces.
Mr. Taylor said he was “rapt to have been able to secure these funds for our local schools who do such great work for all their students.”
“ It’s particularly important to back in some really innovative projects – disability should never be a barrier to learning and achieving.”
“I’ve got a strong working relationship with all schools in our area, and I will unashamedly go into bat for them at every opportunity.
“I’m so proud to have been able to secure millions of dollars in upgrades in just a year for our so many of our amazing schools. And I don’t plan on slowing down any time soon.”