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Public schools will receive a record amount of funding in 2015 under a new student-centred funding model unveiled by Education Minister Peter Collier.

This reflects the record funding allocation in the State Budget of $4.58billion in 2014-15 and $4.86billion in 2015-16.

Public schools were provided with their preliminary budgets for 2015 this morning. Mr Collier has released the funding amounts for each student under the new student-centred model - which he said was a much fairer system.

“Under the student-centred funding model, every school will get the same amount of funding for each student depending on the year level of the student,” the Minister said.

“This means that for each year 2 student, for example, each school will receive the same amount of $7,572 in 2015.

“The same applies for year 11 and 12 students who will be funded at the highest amount of all students at $9,023 in 2015.

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The new Perth Stadium will be a world-class five-tiered stadium with roof coverage over 85 per cent of its seats, a striking bronze facade that reflects Western Australia’s unique geology, LED lights that show home sports team colours, and a wide range of ‘fans first’ facilities including two of the largest video screens in the country.

Premier Colin Barnett and Sport and Recreation Minister Terry Waldron today unveiled the winning stadium design at a special event on the Burswood Peninsula.

Mr Barnett said contractual negotiations between the State Government and WESTADIUM to design, build, partially finance and maintain the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct were successfully concluded and the contract would be signed in coming days.