The Member for Barker Tony Pasin has announced a number of schools in the Riverland have been awarded funding under the Morrison Government’s $30.2 million Local Schools Community Fund.

“The Coalition Government recognises the important role that schools play in our community and that’s why we’re funding small projects that will make a big difference at our local schools,” Mr Pasin said

Projects funded in the Riverland include:

  • $12,526 for Waikerie High School to undertake an agriculture department redevelopment. Stage one being a plant propagation house.
  • $2,000 for Loxton Lutheran School to establish a community garden, produce grown to be used by classes for cooking and donated to families in need.
  • $3,000 for Ramco Primary School to undertake the installation of computer or ITC facilities/ equipment
  • $10,450 for Riverland Special School to provide more outdoor climbing opportunities for students sensory needs.
  • $12,000 for Lameroo Regional Community School for the upgrade, repair and replacement of playground equipment deeming it safer for students.

“This is additional investment on top of the Coalition Government’s record funding of $310 billion for schools.

“These local school projects will go a long way in helping our students and the local school community in Barker when they are completed,” Mr Pasin said.