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Building the Education Revolution Program

Sarah Hanson-Young 22 Jun 2010

(Question No. 2760)
Senator Hanson-Young asked the Minister representing the Minister for Education, upon notice, on 23 March 2010:

(1) (a) How many schools have had projects completed under the Building the Education Revolution program (the program); and

(b) of those schools, how many have made their libraries and multi purpose halls available for community use at no or low cost as prescribed under the guidelines of the program.

(2) Has the Government provided any exemption to any school from the condition of making their libraries, multi purpose halls or comparable facilities available for community use; if so, which schools and why.

Senator Carr - The Minister for Education has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

As at 28 February 2010, a total of 9,028 BER projects were reported by the Education Authorities as being completed.

Of these, 219 projects were for libraries and 179 were for multi purpose halls. There have been no applications received from any education authority or school community seeking exemption from this requirement to date.

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