STATE BUDGET 2016/17: Advanced science and technology labs for local schools

Our children deserve a world-class education, in first-class schools, equipped to provide the best opportunities for the future.  

We’re positioning South Australia as the best place to do business and as we make the transition to a new hi-tech economy we need to ensure that our children have the skills they need to succeed in a modern economy and get the jobs of the future. 

We want to make sure that new jobs in South Australia go to South Australians. That’s why we are investing $250 million in advanced science and technology labs for local schools.

In our community the following schools will receive funding: 

  • $2.5 million - Le Fevre High School
  • $2.5 million - Seaton High School
  • $1 million - Westport Primary School
  • $1 million - Lefevre Peninsula Primary School
  • $1 million - West Lakes Primary School
  • $1 million - Largs Bay Primary School

We are backing the industries and jobs of the future - defence industry, tourism, renewable
energy and international education - that will create the new jobs and build our international

It is the students in our schools today who will be needed to work on the Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Frigates and Submarine projects in our growing defence industry. 

All students deserve modern classrooms and learning environments so they can reach their full
potential and these new facilities will give our children the skills they need to be ready for the jobs of the future.

This infrastructure program is part of our ongoing commitment to investing in education in South Australia. 

The State Budget also provides $250 million in new low interest loans for non-government schools to upgrade infrastructure and $10.6 million to modernise the delivery of SACE.

We are also continuing to deliver on our commitment to Gonski funding with an additional $229.9 million over six years.