Overdue education funding welcomed for regional schools

A long overdue funding injection of almost $30 million for three schools in the electorate of Hammond has been welcomed by local Member of Parliament Adrian Pederick.

“This week’s announcement that almost $30 million will be spent upgrading facilities at the Murray Bridge High School, Mannum Community College and Murray Bridge North School is great news for our community,” said Member for Hammond Adrian Pederick.

“I have been fighting for additional investment in Hammond, including for the Murray Bridge High School who have secured an additional $20 million in funding.

“The Murray Bridge High School has been in desperate need of assistance to improve their outdated facilities.

“I’ve met with the school’s leaders on a number of occasions to discuss funding opportunities to improve their facilities to increase capacity and the quality of education services.

“Following a meeting with representatives from Murray Bridge High School last year, I wrote to the Minister for Education requesting that she visit the school to discuss additional funding and to view the state of the facilities.

“I facilitated the Minister’s visit and have been lobbying for more funding ever since.

"This announcement is not only great news for the students and teachers at these schools but also for the wider community.

“While this funding is welcome, there are many school facilities across the Hammond Electorate that require assistance and I will continue to fight for them going forward.”