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Deal leads to improvements to Para Meadow School

PARA Meadows School will receive $3.15 million in funding for improved  facilities through an agreement between the State and Federal Governments.

The North Wollongong school provides individualised educational programs for students with special needs and complex disabilities.

The funding will go towards hall and covered outdoor learning area (COLA) enhancements and new classrooms.

The Federal Government reallocated residual government funds that were provided to NSW Government schools to allow the funding to proceed.

Federal MP for Cunningham Sharon Bird welcomed the announcement of  Building the Education Revolution (BER) funding.

“I’m thrilled these funds will be targeted to the schools that need it most. This is what the BER is all about − delivering the best possible outcomes for school communities,” Ms Bird said.

“This is a common sense decision between the State and Federal Governments that is great news for students at Para Meadows, their parents and the community.”

The $16.2 billion BER program is delivering over 23,000 projects in nearly 9,500 schools across Australia. The NSW Government received more than $3.4 billion to refurbish and construct new facilities in 1780 schools across the state.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limted), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications.

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