Local students are set to benefit from improvements to their school facilities thanks to a $148 million investment across the State, earmarked in the 2022/23 NSW Budget.
Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has announced six projects will receive funding under the Minor Capital Works program to upgrade and improve facilities.
“School environments play a crucial role in students’ learning experience, so it is important that we provide quality teaching and learning spaces,” Ms Cooke said.
“This funding will help to ensure students have the facilities they deserve and the projects will also be a welcome boost to school pride.
“Local businesses will also be encouraged to bid for the works through the Local Trade Scheme so that they can also benefit from this funding. This will help ensure the investment supports our local tradies, particularly in regional communities.”
The Minor Capital Works program includes the following:
• Cowra High School – Solar Panels
• Grenfell Public School – Toilet and Playground Upgrade
• Illabo Public School – Covered Outdoor Learning Area
• Murrumburrah Public School – Covered Outdoor Learning Area
• Young Public School – Building Modifications for Special ED
Grenfell Public School Principal Michele Morley said they were excited about the upgrades announced for the school.
“They have been a long time coming and will add to all the great work we are doing here, like our indigenous artwork installations that all year groups have been working on,” Mrs Morley said.
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.