Nineteen schools in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys will be automatically eligible for the Cooler Classrooms initiative unveiled in the State Budget thanks to the efforts of the Nationals in Government.

Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis said the schools would be contacted by School Infrastructure New South Wales officials to discuss air conditioning needs for their classrooms and library.

“The criteria is based on January temperatures, which seems a bit odd since there is never more than a handful of school days in that month, but that is just how they measure it and our region seems to be on the cusp, with summers being milder on the coast,” Mr Gulaptis said. “These schools need take no further steps; other schools may also be eligible but they will need to apply. If you are not on the list, you are still in with a shot. To find out more go to”

The schools in the Clarence and Richmond Valleys deemed to meet the criteria are:

  • South Grafton High School
  • Baryulgil Public School
  • Casino Public School
  • Copmanhurst Public School
  • Coraki Public School
  • Coutts Crossing Public School
  • Leeville Public School
  • Grafton Public School
  • South Grafton Public School
  • Rappville Public School
  • Ulmarra Public School
  • Woodburn Public School
  • Gillwinga Public School
  • Casino West Public School
  • Westlawn Public School
  • Grafton High School
  • Casino High School
  • Manifold Public School
  • Stratheden Public School