NOW OPEN: MP Chris Trevor with St Joseph’s Gayndah school principal Liam Dougherty and P and F president Alison Gamble.
NOW OPEN: MP Chris Trevor with St Joseph’s Gayndah school principal Liam Dougherty and P and F president Alison Gamble. Submitted

Trevor checks education projects

MOST of Member for Flynn Chris Trevor’s campaign to date has been spent checking up on Federal Government infrastructure projects in the electorate.

Mr Trevor visited Gayndah’s St Joseph’s School on Wednesday to officially open the new library and multipurpose space, built as part of the Australian Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER).

St Joseph’s received $925,000 under the National School Pride program and Primary Schools for the 21st Century elements of BER.

There are 486 education projects that have received $154 million funding from the Labor Federal Government in the Flynn electorate. There are 140 schools in the electorate.

“It’s a big electorate, bigger than the size of Tasmania and Victoria put together,” Mr Trevor said.

He congratulated St Joseph’s School on the new facilities and spoke of the benefit both to the school and local community.

“This particular project has also supported about 40 jobs and that is what we strived to achieve – that is the essence of the Economic

Stimulus Plan,” Mr Trevor said.

“My focus for Gayndah is now on the $2.3 million federally funded Old Gayndah Convent project which will turn this historic building into a vibrant arts and culture centre for the entire Gayndah community.

“The Gillard Labor government is funding $1.8 million to construct a new childcare centre to be built on land directly next to Clinton State School,” Mr Trevor said.

“The centre will cater for over 60 new childcare places for Gladstone. I asked the Minister for Sustainable Population, Tony Burke, to come with me to inspect the new childcare site as I strongly believe that it is areas like ours and facilities like this that are most important when planning for population growth.

“Construction of the new centre is due to start in August this year with local families able to use the new centre from the start of the next school year,” Mr Trevor said.

Next week Mr Trevor will be in Tieri and then back in Queensland’s oldest official town, Gayndah.



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