Circular Head school children will be protected from the elements following the installation of a new shelter on the grounds of Smithton Primary School.
Federal Member for Braddon Justine Keay said, “The Braddon Stronger Communities Program has partnered with the Smithton Primary School Parents and Friends Association to provide $12,000 in funding to build a shelter on the school grounds.
“Smithton Primary School students have been forced line up in the rain to catch buses with some travelling as far as Woolnorth and Hellyer Beach in damp clothing.
“Smithton Primary School is also a bus drop off and pick up point for students attending other local schools such as Forest Primary, Stanley Primary and Edith Creek Primary.
“These students will also benefit from the new shelter.
“I would also like to congratulate the Smithton Primary School Parents and Friends Association for their fundraising efforts.
“This is a $24,000 project and could not have been possible without the hard work of the local parents and friends association and of course the support of the Circular Head community.
Justine Keay said, “The Braddon Stronger Communities Program is administered by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.
“Applications were assessed by an independent community panel who found this project was one that warranted support.”
WEDNESDAY, 21 MARCH 2018
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