Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today visited St Dominic’s College to announce a grant of $724,625 through the NSW Government’s 2019/20 Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).
The project will include construction of administration, staff and pupil facilities in addition to general learning and refurbishment of administration and staff facilities and the library.
“Students and teachers at St Dominic’s will benefit from new and improved facilities supported by the NSW Government with additional funds for the project provided by the school community,” said Stuart Ayres.
“It’s vital our schools have high-quality school facilities, and this project reaffirms the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering for our students.”
St Dominic’s Principal Mr Michael Ronchetti said St Dominic’s College is extremely appreciative for the additional funding made available to assist in our development and upgrading of the College’s facilities.
“We are grateful to the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS) for these funds and to the Association of Independent Schools NSW and NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities for supporting our application.
“The improvements to our Diverse Learning Centre and our Edmund Rice Learning Centre will support students in the endeavour to excel in their academic studies as well as providing a suitable area for students of all abilities to be able to collaborate and share in a blended learning environment. This project reaffirms the College’s commitment to providing high-quality facilities for the boys of the Penrith region to learn and develop into men who can lead the wider community.”
BGAS grants are directed towards Independent and Catholic schools with the greatest need to help them cater for growing enrolments with new or upgraded facilities.
The Building Grants Assistance Scheme is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and NSW Catholic Block Grant Authorities.
In 2019, the NSW Government committed $500 million in funding for the BGAS over the next 4 years. Project funding of $150 million is available in 2019/20 with $120 million committed to 40 projects at Independent and Catholic schools across NSW.