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$29.8 million boost for school buildings

Hon Anne Tolley
Minister of Education


11 November 2009
Media Statement
$29.8 million boost for school buildings

Education Minister Anne Tolley has today announced additional funding of $29.8 million for new buildings at 27 schools across New Zealand.

“This funding will give a significant boost to schools, and builds on our Budget commitment to enhance school property,” said Mrs Tolley.

“I am delighted these schools will be able to start work on important building projects, giving them the opportunity to meet the needs of their growing rolls and upgrade their facilities.”

Seventeen schools will be funded for new buildings under the School Property Guide allocation. This funding, often used for libraries and administration blocks, is in addition to each school’s five year agreement budget to modernise and upgrade existing buildings.

Ten schools will receive funding under the Replacement Buildings Programme, which replaces existing buildings that are no longer economical to upgrade.

“Today’s announcement follows a $41 million property funding boost to eighty-one schools earlier in the year as part of the government’s infrastructure package, and shows we are serious about investing in this country’s schools,” said Mrs Tolley.

Schools are selected for funding through a ranking system, depending on their need for additional space and on building issues.

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Allocations for the second round of the 2009/10 School Property Guide Deficiencies Programme:

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School Name / Area / Funding
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ruamata / Rotorua / $166,704
Wakanui School / Ashburton / $455,604
Heddon Bush School / Southland / $184,820
Tiritea School / Palmerston North / $337,048
Ahuroa School / Auckland North / $224,701
Lynfield College / Auckland South / $2,773,555
Kopane School / Palmerston North / $224,935
Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Rito / Otaki / $766,937
Weedons School / Christchurch / $207,275
St Thomas School (Auckland) / Auckland South / $649,876
Ngaio School / Wellington / $633,580
Berkley Normal Middle School / Hamilton / $887,537
Redoubt North School / Auckland South / $1,148,013
Te Aro School / Wellington / $159,047
Selwyn Ridge School / Tauranga / $123,057
Matua School / Tauranga / $232,121
Onehunga High School / Auckland South / $1,051,241


Allocations for the second round of the 2009/10 Replacement Buildings Programme:

School name / Area / Funding
Karamu High School / Hastings / $6,600,000
Woolston School / Christchurch / $1,230,984
Taupo-nui-a-Tia College / Taupo / $3,491,753
Hinds School / Ashburton / $901,250
Sumner School / Christchurch / $404,765
Te Puke High School / Tauranga / $1,908,042
Belfast School / Christchurch / $1,427,074
Prebbleton School / Christchurch / $651,526
Wymondley Road School / Auckland / $1,054,831
South Otago High School / South Otago / $1,937,796


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