Students at St Matthews Catholic School in Mudgee will have upgraded learning opportunities, thanks to funding from the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced today $1,687,803 has been secured for upgrades to the current facility, which will become a campus for primary students when the secondary college moves to a new site. The upgrade has a total cost of $2,411,147.
“This scheme is designed to allow independent and Catholic schools to build, upgrade or extend their facilities in order to provide more student places in growing communities,” Mr Saunders said.
“We know the Mudgee region is growing and more people are moving to the region as part of a treechange, so it is great that we are able to ensure there are education options available.
“St Matthews has plans to grow, and this funding will be complemented by more than $720,000 from the school community to make the project a reality.”
Executive Director of Catholic Schools for the Bathurst Diocese, Christina Trimble, said the funding has been welcomed.
“We appreciate the support of the NSW Government for the community of St Matthews in Mudgee,” she said.
“This money provides an opportunity for St Matthews to develop modern contemporary workspaces for the Kindergarten to Year 6 cohort once Years 7-12 have moved to the new site.”