Master Plan Information
A Master Plan is a broad framework of anticipated future needs and developments for a defined period, at a particular point in time. A Master Plan flows from a school’s Strategic Plan, is fully integrated with the school’s Asset Management Plan, and is a living document. If a school is a multi-campus school, a Master Plan Grant is only available for a Master Plan that covers all campuses. The use of BGA funds to support the Master Plan process is validated at s53 (a) (iii) of the Capital Grants Program Guidelines
The BGA is committed to supporting member schools to prepare and maintain Master Plans that give reliable and comprehensive direction to the school’s development and encourages schools to prepare Master Plans with 5 to 10 year horizons. The Master Plan provides a road map to a future vision of an educational environment that is fully aligned with the mission of the school. It is an investment that coordinates and aligns many diverse considerations into a strategic long-term vision for facilities but to be successful it needs to combine both educational and facility planning. The more effort that is put into a Master Plan, the more credible the results will be.
In response to research, the 2023 Mayfield Project developed a comprehensive Toolkit to empower designers and educators to “Authentically Engage” with local communities to promote Justice Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) outcomes. This toolkit can assist schools embarking on projects giving them ideas on how to start the conversation with stakeholders, including students and teachers, view details of this toolkit visit the LEA website – CLICK HERE
Once all of the above has been met, the final grant payment will be made to the school. On receipt of the final payment the school must organise for an Auditor to complete the Accountant’s Certificate. This must be done within 3 months of receiving the final payment. Once this has been received by the BGA the project can be acquitted with the Australian Government.
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