THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
Minister for Indigenous Health
17 March 2011
The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, today attended the official opening of the new multipurpose hall and early childhood safe area at Lajamanu Community Education Centre (CEC).
Mr Snowdon said Lajamanu CEC received $2,125,000 as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
“The new multipurpose hall will provide the community with space for organised activities in all weather conditions, and a new early childhood safe area will keep young children entertained in a safe environment.
“It is tremendous to be here today to congratulate the staff, parents and tradespeople who have been working together to deliver these important projects. Now that they are completed, it’s easy to understand why the community is so pleased with the end result.
“This will be of great benefit to both the school and local community and the new modern facility is further evidence of the Gillard Labor Government’s commitment to educational facilities across Australia, including in remote Aboriginal communities of the Territory,” Mr Snowdon said.
The Australian Government is investing $184 million in 298 BER projects in the electorate of Lingiari. This is benefitting 124 government schools and 32 non-government schools.
The BER is a key element of the Australian Government’s $42 billion Nation Building – Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long term.
“I am also delighted that this particular project has supported the employment of a number of workers in the building and construction industry. This is what we strived to achieve – this is the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,” Mr Snowdon said.
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