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Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli and Monaro MP John Barilaro announced that a re-elected Baird Government will undertake a $1 million upgrade of Jindabyne Central School.

Mr Barilaro said the works will be determined by the Principal in conjunction with the Department.

“This is wonderful news for the Jindabyne community and I am proud that the Baird Government will deliver this very important project.

“The Baird Government has managed the budget well, and now we can afford to fix the huge school maintenance backlog left by Labor after 16 years.

“Today’s announcement builds on a strong record of achievement, with schools in the Monaro electorate receiving $14.3 million in upgrades and capital works since March 2011.

“Investing in public education is vital for our children’s future and this project will give students at Jindabyne Central School the very best opportunities to succeed.

“In 2015 alone, schools in Monaro have received over $4.6 million in needs-based funding, much of which is a result of NSW signing the Gonski school funding agreement.”

Mr Piccoli said the Baird Government has committed almost $3.2 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance in the last four years.

“In our first term of government 18 new or relocated public schools have been funded and 44 major upgrade projects have been announced,” Mr Piccoli said.

“The Baird Government has also announced funding for an additional 694 additional permanent classroom spaces, reducing the need for demountables. These projects will deliver over 10,000 net additional public school places for schools across the State.

“The Baird Government is determined to provide the best learning environments possible in our schools,” Mr Piccoli said.

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