Preschools to benefit from $42 million of urgent capital works funding

Preschools to benefit from $42 million of urgent capital works funding

by Freya Lucas

June 25, 2021

Five South Australian schools and two South Australian preschools are receiving a share of $42 million for urgent capital works as part of the State Government’s commitment to improve education infrastructure across the state.


Elliston RSL Memorial Children’s Centre and Balharry Kindergarten will benefit from the additional funding, with Balharry using $500,000 to extend the preschool, which will allow for the accommodation of rural care in the one location.


Projects at Seaview Downs Primary School and Pimpala Primary School in Morphett Vale have budgets of $15 million and $12 million respectively, to replace aged facilities well past their use by date with contemporary learning areas that offer flexibility and opportunities for collaboration as well as new administration areas.


$5 million is budgeted for Nailsworth Primary School to upgrade an existing building which will provide additional capacity for growing enrolments.


In total $42 million in funding will be used for urgent capital works as part of the $1.3 billion the Government is investing into public education infrastructure across the state, Premier Steven Marshall outlined.


The complete list of State government education sites receiving funding is as follows:


  • Seaview Downs Primary School $15 million
  • Pimpala Primary School $12 million
  • Nailsworth Primary School $5 million
  • Salisbury East High School $4 million
  • Eastern Fleurieu R-12 School (Langhorne Creek Campus) $3 million
  • Elliston RSL Memorial Children’s Centre $2 million
  • Balharry Kindergarten $500,000


$17.3 million has also been allocated in the State Budget 2021-22 for new and expanded Adelaide Metro bus services to cater for the significant number of extra students set to attend secondary schools due to the transition of Year 7 into high school and the opening of two new state schools in Aldinga and Angle Vale.


The 20 new buses will be delivered by January 2022.