Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

LOCAL INDEPENDENT SCHOOL RECEIVES BUILDING GRANT

Monday December 5, 2016

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies, has announced that Al Faisal College – Liverpool Campus has received a $750,000 Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS) grant, faciltated by the NSW Government. The grant will assist Al Faisal College – Liverpool Campus in contructing ten genreal learning areas, overall a $2,973,450 project.

 

In 2015, the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government announced an additional $50 million dollars, over four years, under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme. This year the scheme will deliver an additional $12.5 million.

 

Tanya Davies said BGAS grants are directed towards independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need, to help schools cater for growing enrolments, along with refurbishing or building new facilities.

 

“The funds are designed to help schools across NSW improve the learning environments for their students, giving schools contemporary facilities that reflect the learning needs of contemporary students,” Tanya Davies said.

 

“The Baird Government rightly recognises that the future of our children is profoundly shaped by access to a quality education, determining much of our State’s economic competitiveness into the future. This Government will not allow NSW to fall behind,” said Tanya Davies.

 

The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government is now providing more than $24 million each year under the Building Grants Assistance Scheme to support enrolment growth in non-government schools.

 

BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities, funded by the NSW Government.