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Primary Schools for the 21st Century - North Sydney

15 Nov 2009


Senator John Faulkner, the Duty Senator for North Sydney has announced that 24 primary schools in the electorate of North Sydney will receive $57,549 000 for major new infrastructure projects under the Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program.

The Rudd Government is undertaking the largest school modernisation program in Australia’s history to support local jobs. Nationally, the Primary Schools for the 21st Century Program is a $12.4 billion investment in our schools targeted to support the tight job market in the face of a global recession.

This investment in our local primary schools is long overdue and will go a long way to supporting local jobs during the global recession.

Teachers and students in our local schools should be teaching and learning in 21st Century facilities.

Local principals, school communities and the building industry are working together with the State and Federal governments to deliver these important projects.

Many of The Primary Schools for the 21st Century projects have commenced with more to start as soon as possible to provide immediate support for jobs, and a valued investment for our children. The $12.4 billion will deliver much needed funding for major infrastructure projects, including libraries, multipurpose halls and classrooms.

Building the Education Revolution is a key element of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan to support jobs, stimulate local economies and invest in important infrastructure for the long term.

By combining the development of a new truly national curriculum, greater transparency, a renewed focus on literacy and numeracy and record investment in school infrastructure and quality teachers, the Rudd Government is delivering an Education Revolution to all our schools.

Click here for a full list of primary schools in North Sydney that have received P21funding: 

PS21 for North Sydney

A full list of successful schools and their planned projects are available at: or at: