Alesco Senior College – Abermain Campus to receive $680,000 grant for upgrades

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The NSW Labor Government will deliver a $680,000 grant to Alesco Senior College – Abermain Campus for the refurbishment and upgrade of school facilities.

The funding is part of the NSW Government’s Building Grants Assistance Scheme (BGAS), which is designed to help local schools build, extend or upgrade facilities to provide more student places in growing communities and areas of greatest need.

The BGAS is in addition to the NSW Government’s record $8.8 billion investment in new and upgraded public schools over the next four years.

The Alesco Senior College – Abermain Campus community is helping to fund the $752,809 project, which includes:
• the refurbishment of an existing space to replace the roof
• upgrading a kitchen to provide a hospitality training facility
• the replacement of an external wall and windows
• an increase in classroom space.

The NSW Government-funded BGAS is administered by the Association of Independent Schools of NSW and the Catholic Schools NSW Block Grant Authority.

The scheme helps non-government schools with the greatest need and growing enrolments, taking into account fees, demographics and socio-economic characteristics.

Member for Cessnock, Mr Clayton Barr said:

“This funding is designed to help growing schools deliver high quality infrastructure, and I am delighted that Alesco Senior College – Cessnock will benefit from this significant investment.”

“This funding will create contemporary facilities that will meet the needs of current and future students.”

“This is just one of the ways the NSW Government is continuing to support students across our community.”

Principal and Acting CEO of Alesco Secondary College, Ms Rowan Cox said:

“Alesco Secondary College’s Abermain Campus is excited for the opportunity to strengthen and modernise its existing building. Works to be undertaken in 2024 include a commercial kitchen for hospitality training and new classrooms and renovated wellbeing spaces to help meet the high demand for alternative education in this growing region. Our students and local community are grateful for this welcome support.”