South Australia to spend $690M to upgrade 91 schools

Suppliers of school furniture in Australia could see more business with the South Australian government’s plan to invest $690 million in the public education system.

Renovation of a buildingThe state government plans to spend the amount to improve 91 primary and secondary schools. The funding allocations amounted from around $2 million for suburban and country facilities to $30 million for those in Adelaide.

School Funding

South Australia will use funds from its sale of the Lands Title Office for the Building Better Schools programme. Premier Jay Weatherill said that the investment amount marks the biggest of its kind the state’s history, while Education Minister Susan Close believes it will be important to building modern learning facilities.

The state-based the distribution of money from an analysis of previous and existing student enrolment expected growth and the condition of each schools’ infrastructure. For future college students in South Australia and nationwide, you might be eligible to study in New Zealand for one year that would be free of charge.

Free Education

The New Zealand Labour Government plans to introduce a tertiary education policy in 2018, which would provide Australians with one year of subsidies for their first year of studies in the country. Likewise, Kiwis would be eligible to avail of funding assistance when they study in Australia.

By 2024, the Labour Government’s scheme could be extended to cover three years of funding subsidies. However, the policy faces an uphill climb due to specific issues. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that a potential increase in fees for New Zealand students in Australia might jeopardise the proposed funding subsidies. Kiwis are treated as local students in Australia, which is why they only pay domestic fees to attend universities.


Education remains an important foundation for the future generation. South Australia’s investment and the federal government’s tertiary education bill reflect its significance.

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