Release type: Joint Media Release


Extra infrastructure funding for ACT public schools


The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Education
Senator the Hon Anthony Chisholm
Assistant Minister for Education
Assistant Minister for Regional Development
Ms Yvette Berry MLA
ACT Deputy Chief Minister
ACT Minister for Education and Youth Affairs

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver around $2.5 million in vital infrastructure projects for ACT public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 7 public schools across the ACT will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include installing new playground equipment and upgrading sporting facilities.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a language background other than English, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February. 

Schools submitted their projects to their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on.

“From whole school upgrades to new outdoor equipment and playgrounds, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most. 

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony Chisholm:

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and the latest equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be.

“To continue to be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment.

“This is a great outcome for ACT schools and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to complete important school infrastructure projects.”

Quotes attributable to the ACT Minister for Education Yvette Berry:

“These school infrastructure upgrades are another great example of the ACT and Commonwealth Government working collaboratively to deliver positive outcomes for Canberrans.

“Alongside the ACT Government’s ambitious school infrastructure upgrade program, this funding will make a real difference for local schools and students.

“It’s clear that both the Commonwealth and ACT Government are committed to ensuring every child can attend their local public school and know it is a great school with the infrastructure they need.”


School Name


Cranleigh School


Isabella Plains Early Childhood School

Isabella Plains 

Jervis Bay School

Jervis Bay 

Lyneham Primary School


Malkara School


Richardson Primary School


University of Canberra High School Kaleen