Win for Victorian Students Under Labor's Capital Grants Program

By Senator Jana Stewart's Office: (03) 9070 1920

07 December 2023

Senator Jana Stewart
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Labor Senator for Victoria


The Albanese Labor Government is delivering new facilities for St Mary's College in Seymour, St Patrick's School in Nhil, and Cobram Anglican Grammar School under the Capital Grants Program.


St Mary’s College’s students and teachers will soon see the construction of a new $4.5 million two-storey Victorian Certificate of Education and Senior Learning Centre including nine general learning areas, specialist learning spaces and collaboration spaces.


Whilst Cobram Anglican Grammar School will receive a new trades centre valued at $1.9 million, complete with open working areas for car mechanics, metal work and timberwork and a classroom.

Senator Jana Stewart congratulated the recipients on their successful grant application and said she looks forward to seeing the positive impact these new facilities will have on local communities.

“The Albanese Labor Government is delivering much-needed funding for Victoria’s regional schools to upgrade infrastructure and equipment,” Senator Stewart said.

“Great schools deserve great facilities. This announcement will fund upgrades such as new classrooms and specialist learning spaces for the fantastic students at St Mary's College, St Patrick's School, and Cobram Anglican Grammar School.”

“Our Capital Grants Program is supporting rural and regional schools across Victoria to improve learning environments and boost educational outcomes for regional students.”


Principal of Cobram Anglican Grammar School, Mr Keith Willett has expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude towards all who have brought this grant to fruition. The Victorian Independent Schools Block Grant Authority and the Australian Government Capital Grants program for Non-government Schools have demonstrated significant support for this project.


Mr Willett has commented that the provision of a Trades Centre at Cobram AGS will enhance learning opportunities and career pathway choices for many students in the region. This is very important in ensuring that local education continues to be instrumental in providing productive and healthy outcomes across the wider community.

Senator Stewart said the new facilities will benefit the students currently enrolled at recipient schools, as well as the many students who will follow in future years.

“As a country kid, I know how vital a strong school community is in our regions, and how much local teachers, staff and students contribute to that sense of community. I hope these new facilities will strengthen local educational opportunities,” Senator Stewart said.

More information about the Capital Grants Program can be found at