Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania

13 April 2019

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Tender advertised for Sassafras Primary School upgrades

The Hodgman Liberal Government is committed to excellence in education and a vital part of our plan is investing in contemporary learning environments.

Today, a significant capital works project tender has been advertised for Sassafras Primary School.

This major refurbishment to reconfigure the early years area will include:

  • Contemporary early years learning environment including improved indoor outdoor access
  • Undercover outdoor play, and
  • New toilets.

The above works will compliment fencing work that has already been completed.

We committed a $15 million funding package last year towards new Kindergartens and Kindergarten upgrades across Tasmanian Government Schools.

We want to invest in the well-being of students and staff across Tasmania and demonstrate our commitment to creating environments that are welcoming, safe and inclusive.

Research tells us that if we want to improve lifelong education and well-being outcomes, then the best time to invest is in the early years of life when children learn to communicate, get along with others and control and adapt their behaviour, emotions and thinking.

Capital projects such as this help build Tasmania’s education future by ensuring schools, staff, students and the community are supported with high-quality learning facilities, while driving economic growth and creating jobs from planning to construction.

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