THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP
Member for Lingiari
9 September 2011
The Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon today officially opened a new classroom at Nganambala School (Emu Point) built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).
Nganambala School located 320 kilometres south-west of Darwin, received $680,000 under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century (P21) element of the BER.
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.
Mr Snowdon congratulated Nganambala School on their new facilities and spoke of the benefit to both the school and local community.
“It has been fantastic to see the principal, school staff, parents and tradespeople working together to deliver these important projects.
“Now that they are completed, teachers and students in our local schools will be teaching and learning in the 21st Century facilities they so richly deserve,” he said.
Mr Snowdon said the new facilities not only benefit to the school, but they support stronger social networks and community cohesion.
“It is tremendous to be here today to celebrate the opening of the new classroom and to witness first hand, the impact this has had on Nganambala School and the local community.
“I am also delighted that this particular project has supported employment during the construction phase, because that’s the essence of the Economic Stimulus Plan,” 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.
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