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07 December 2022

Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy, has announced that Patterson River Secondary College will shortly receive $9,684 to upgrade instruments and equipment for the music program.


Ms Murphy said the funding for the commitment has now been confirmed and will be provided to the school in coming weeks.


“We committed to funding for this important school upgrade – and we’re delivering,” Ms Murphy said.


“This is terrific news for the school – especially for its students.


“It means better equipment and facilities to help them learn and play in a top-class environment.


“I’m so proud of our local schools and students. Everyone has had a tough couple of years and this funding is part of our efforts to help them bounce back.”


The funding is part of the $270 million School Upgrade Fund which is being rolled-out by the Albanese Government to boost school infrastructure for students especially to combat the impacts of the pandemic.


Ms Murphy also encouraged local schools to apply for funding for projects under the open grant round.


“The open grant round is worth $32 million and will be invested in things like new laptops and iPads, classroom upgrades and outdoor learning areas,” Ms Murphy



“I want our local schools to get their fair share and so I’m encouraging them to apply.”


Funding will go to schools most in need towards small-scale projects worth up to $25,000 to create healthier and safer learning environments and help students get back on track after disruptions caused by COVID.