Senator Anne Urquhart

Senator for Tasmania

Chief Government Whip in The Senate





Labor Senator for Tasmania, Anne Urquhart, today announced that funding for five local schools in the electorate of Braddon has been delivered by the Albanese Government.

The schools are:

  • Boat Harbour Primary will receive $137,718 for new playground equipment
  • Don College will receive $78,000 for repurposed outdoor areas
  • Hellyer College – Burnie will receive $50,000 for upgrades to the workshop area
  • Northwest Support School (Devonport Campus) will receive $18,000 for a new shade structure
  • Northwest Support School (Burnie campus) will receive $32,500 for a sensory maze.


Senator Urquhart said the funding for the commitments has now been confirmed and will be provided to the schools in coming weeks.


“We committed to funding for these important school upgrades – and we’ve delivered,” Senator Urquhart said.


“This is terrific news for these schools – especially for their students.


“It means better equipment and facilities to help them learn and play in a top-class environment.


“I’m so proud of our local schools and students. Everyone has had a tough couple of years and this funding is part of our efforts to help them bounce back.”


The funding is part of the $270 million School Upgrade Fund which is being rolled-out by the Albanese Government to boost school infrastructure for students especially to combat the impacts of the pandemic.


December 13, 2022

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