Thirty-one local schools in the Oxley electorate will receive new roofs from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s $60 million Roof Replacement Program.
NSW Nationals Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the region’s students will benefit from the updated facilities while also utilising the Local Trades Scheme, a new online platform allowing local tradespeople to bid for maintenance work at local schools.
“The Roof Replacement Program is designed for regional communities, improving our schools and supporting local businesses,” Ms Pavey said.
“I’m thrilled 31 schools are included in this program, and also that businesses in our area can also benefit from the investment, helping to stimulate economic growth and support regional communities as we recover from COVID-19.”
NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the funding will benefit local communities by supporting more than 300 jobs across regional NSW.
“The Roof Replacement Program will benefit hundreds of our regional schools,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Schools do not need to apply, the program will be prioritised by the needs of the school and community benefits.”
The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.