ACT Election Announcements

Every public school will continue to be a great school under ACT Labor

September 22, 2020

A re-elected ACT Labor government will support local jobs with a four year $99 million school infrastructure renewal program to ensure every public school is a great school.

“More families are choosing public education and ACT Labor will make sure Australia’s best school system continues to have facilities that are safe, comfortable and fit for learning,” ACT Labor Leader Andrew Barr said.

“This renewal program will deliver investments like upgraded cooling and heating, improved learning spaces, staff rooms, toilets, outdoor learning and play equipment.

"The program will also create close to 650 local jobs, contributing to our goal of increasing the Territory’s employment base to more than 250,000 local jobs by 2025."

Some examples include:

  • Upgrades to the Koori Preschool at Ngunnawal Primary School
  • Cooling and double-glazing in the hall at Evatt Primary School
  • Upgrading the gymnasium at Lyneham High School
  • Oval upgrades at Charles Weston and Torrens Primary Schools
  • Classroom upgrades at Gowrie Primary School

“One of the priorities for the program will be to improve the capability of schools to manage events like the bushfire season we’ve just experienced,” Labor education spokesperson Yvette Berry said.

“Labor will work with school communities, including staff, parents and students, to complete upgrades that respond to local interests and needs.”

In these uncertain times, ACT Labor has the right plan to support Canberra and protect local jobs.

ACT Labor has the experience to deliver great public schools and the right plan to support Canberra and protect local jobs.