The NSW Government is set to inject more than $5.86 million into a major building project at St Stanislaus’ College in Bathurst.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced that Stannies would receive the capital assistance under Round 2 of the government’s 2020/21 Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS).
He said the total cost of the project was $8.37 million for the “redevelopment of the secondary school to construct contemporary facilities for general learning, the library, art, science, technical and applied studies”.
“In 2019, the NSW Government committed $500 million funding for the Building Grants Assistance Scheme over four years,” Mr Toole said.
“Project funding of $238 million has been committed to 57 projects at Independent and Catholic Schools across NSW.
“Under the scheme, grants are directed towards Independent and Catholic Schools with the greatest need, to support non-government schools to build, extend or upgrade their facilities to provide more student places in growing communities.”
Head of College at St Stanislaus’ College Lindsay Luck said the NSW Government funding is to commence the first two stages of their new Master Plan.
“The implementation of our Master Plan will see a complete rejuvenation of our facilities over the next 15 years,” Mr Luck said.
“The initial stages will see the relocation of the Guthrie Library to become a contemporary Learning and Research Centre and a refurbishment of the McMahon Wing to provide a variety of flexible spaces to support our 4Cs pedagogy (creativity, critical reflection, collaboration and communication).
“These refurbishments will directly impact student learning outcomes and are much needed.
“In addition to the NSW government support, the College community will contribute almost $3 million to these first stages."
BGAS is funding by the NSW Government and administered by the Association of Independent Schools NSW and the Catholic Schools NSW Block Grant Authorities.