Some $65.5 billion was spent on the Australian government's Building a Better Future program; more than $16.2 billion on the national Building the Education Revolution (BER) program. "More than" $287 million was to be invested in the state of New South Wales public school's National School Pride (NSP) program - with "up to" $200,000 per school. Figures to make your head swim, no?
So, one high school built in the 1960's - for which the planned purpose-built library was never built - uses with three classrooms with the walls knocked out as a library. They had this:
Costing out at less than 500 bucks - including signage - they asked for this (image generated using the Arcsoft graphics program):
Read that top bit again, will you? This is what this library got after about $50,000 had been spent on painting "selected bits" the school
image coming soon ....