Local politicians check on progress of school project

POLITICIANS Keith Pitt and Ted Sorensen inspected progress on the construction of new facilities at St James Lutheran College in Urraween on Monday.

The Federal and State Governments have each contributed $400,000 towards the $1.45 million development.

The Federal Member for Hinkler congratulated St James Lutheran College on its successful applications.

"Construction began last month on three general learning areas, a science laboratory and preparation room, undercroft and veranda," he said.

"Students starting their senior schooling next year will be the first to benefit from the new science and art facilities."

The State Member for Hervey Bay said government grants were important for easing the cost burden of delivering capital works for non-state schools.

"This is yet another example of how State and Federal Governments can partner with the community for the benefit of our local students," he said.

St James Lutheran College principal Shane Altmann thanked the governments for contributing to the growth of the college.

"St James Lutheran College recognises that the funding relationship between independent schools and government enables school communities, such as ours, to flourish in the Fraser Coast region, thus providing an authentic choice to families when educating their children," he said.