Building Better Schools

The Building Better Schools program will provide $300 000 to every school in the Northern Territory over a four year period commencing in 2017-18.

The program will provide new and improved school facilities that enhance students’ education experience and facilitate quality learning outcomes.

The non-government schools will be provided with the $300 000 through a capital grant, subject to schools entering a funding agreement with DoE. The successful schools will be nominated by the non-government school peak associations. The Non-Government Schools Ministerial Advisory Council will be the conduit for communications from DoE.

The following government schools will be investing the $300 000 in 2018-19 across the below projects:

SchoolProject Description
Adelaide River School Playground upgrade
Alekarenge School Upgrade preschool outdoor play area and outdoor dining area
Anula Primary School Combined with Capital Works project to upgrade ablution blocks
Barunga School New boundary fence
Bees Creek Primary School Refurbish classroom block to open plan learning areas
Bulla Camp School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: New fence and shade structure
Centralian Senior College Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Fencing of college perimeter, shade and seating near bus stop and sealing of student carpark
Douglas Daly School Replace demountable classroom and ablution block
Dundee Beach School Transportable multi-purpose area
Epenarra School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Replace current fence, acoustic upgrade to library, home economics and woodwork rooms and shade structure over playground
Gapuwiyak School New facility for Families as First Teachers (FaFT)
Gunbalanya School Interior and exterior painting
Imanpa School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Early child playground, fence and shade
Jingili Primary School Irrigation system and new playground equipment
Karama Primary School Refurbish Block 3 to open plan learning areas
Katherine High School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Library learning centre
Larapinta Primary School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Front office upgrade
MacFarlane Primary School Solid shade structure over netball court
Malak Primary School Upgrade Block 120 classrooms (Building 06)
Milikapiti School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Upgrade playground area include shade, sand pit, storage area
Moil Primary School Paint classrooms and purchase interactive media for classrooms
Nakara Primary School Upgrade outdoor play areas
Nhulunbuy High School Upgrade ablutions
Nhulunbuy Primary School Refurbish administration area
Nightcliff Primary School Early Childhood play space upgrade (completed in previous year) Upgrade outdoor learning areas
Nyirripi School Kitchen / teaching facility for nutrition program
Shepherdson School Playground equipment, motion sensors and ramps to classrooms
Tennant Creek Primary School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Outdoor playground and shade and outdoor kitchen
Wagaman Primary School Covered walkway block C and D
Walungurru School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Acoustic upgrades x 4 classroom and pre-school disabled ramp, playground and painting to internal areas
Wanguri Primary School Upgrade outdoor play areas
Watiyawanu School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: New playground, solar panels and upgrade junior classroom and upgrade kitchen and paint all surfaces
Woodroffe Primary School Shade over play area and sand pits, basketball court, Playground and shade
Woolianna School Replace demountable classroom and install ramp
Yirrkala School Defining scope in progress – Identified priorities: Playground
Performing art space
Yuendumu School Bus shed (completed in previous years)
Replace boundary fence
Yulara School Internal and external painting of school and fencing

Completed Schools:

  • Alawa Primary School
  • Amanbidji School
  • Bakewell Primary School
  • Darwin Middle School
  • Dripstone Middle School
  • Driver Primary School
  • Gray Primary School
  • Jilkminggan School
  • Katherine South Primary School
  • Larrakeyah Primary School
  • Leanyer Primary School
  • Maningrida School
  • Millner Primary School
  • Nemarluk School
  • Palmerston College (10-12 Campus)
  • Ramingining School
  • Rockhampton Downs School
  • Sadadeen Primary School
  • Sanderson Middle School
  • Taminmin College

Current projects:

  • Angurugu School
  • Arlparra School
  • Batchelor Area School
  • Bradshaw Primary School
  • Casuarina Street Primary School
  • Girraween Primary School
  • Haasts Bluff School
  • Howard Springs Primary School
  • Kintore Street School
  • Lajamanu School
  • Laramaba School
  • Ludmilla Primary School
  • Manunda Terrace Primary School
  • Milingimbi School
  • Nganambala School
  • Ngukurr School
  • Nightcliff Middle School
  • Palmerston College (7-9 Campus)
  • Papunya School
  • Pularumpi School
  • Ross Park Primary School
  • Urapunga School
  • Willowra School
  • Wulagi Primary School

Part funding brought forward:

  • Darwin High School
  • Jabiru Area School
  • Tipperary School

Last updated: 03 August 2018