Columba Catholic College set for major refurb thanks to federal funding


More than $3million in federal funding has been allocated to Columba Catholic College in the latest round of the Capital Grants Program.

Townsville-based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said the Columba Catholic College will receive $2.86million for new facilities while St Mary’s Campus will benefit from $1.2million to refurbish and upgrade general learning areas.

“This funding is a welcome investment from the Turnbull Government, providing real, quality educational outcomes for students and their families in Charters Towers,” Senator Macdonald said.

Senator Macdonald congratulated the school on its successful funding application, one of a number of grants allocated to non-government schools in the region, including a brand new P-6 Catholic School in Townsville’s northern suburbs.

Senator Macdonald said the Capital Grants Program provides funding for non-government schools to improve capital infrastructure where they otherwise may not have access to sufficient resources.

“The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the quality of our school education and ensuring students have access to the resources they need.

“That’s why, in addition to the Capital Grants program, our record levels of schools funding will be allocated according to need, and tied to a range of evidence-based initiatives focussing on outcomes in literacy, numeracy and STEM subjects, helping lift teacher quality and better preparing students for life after school.”

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