Students at Geurie Public School will benefit from the NSW Nationals in Government’s infrastructure investment this year.

Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders said more than $50,000 worth of works had been carried out at the school through a joint-funded project with the school community.

Works included a new storage shed for sports equipment and improvements to outdoor learning and play spaces with a new shade shelter area.

“The NSW Nationals in Government are working hard right across the state to improve the infrastructure at our local schools, with funding for significant upgrades to outdoor learning spaces, student and staff facilities and improvements to accessibility,” Mr Saunders said.

“Prior to and since the election I have been working to try and get this project off the ground for Geurie and I am very excited for the school community of Geurie that it has come to fruition.

“It was one of the smaller but most important school upgrades, and the community is delighted with the result.”

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Nationals in Government were strengthening the state’s world class education system by investing in the maintenance and infrastructure needs of local schools.

“These improvements demonstrate a long-term commitment to taking care of existing schools and providing students and teachers with the very best educational facilities,” Ms Mitchell said.

The NSW Nationals in Government are investing $6.7 billion in the next four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.