Schools across regional NSW are set to benefit from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s Regional Renewal Program.
NSW Nationals Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said thirteen projects were being funded across his region including playground upgrades, toilet renovations and learning unit improvements.
“I’m delighted to see our schools benefitting from the NSW Nationals in the state government’s commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW,” Mr Bromhead said.
“The regional renewal fund is one way we are ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be.
“Some of the projects receiving funding in our region include a $500,000 upgrade to the learning unit at Wingham High School, more than $300,000 for upgrades across Great Lakes Colleges campuses, $100,000 each for Old Bar Public School and Nabiac Public school to upgrade playgrounds and more.
“Delivery of these projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools.”
The Regional Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in regional NSW.
NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said these projects were part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s stimulus program and the state’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
“I’m pleased that we are continuing our record investment in school infrastructure, including 13 projects in the Myall Lakes. This program will benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs, creating a safer and stronger regional NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This program is part of the NSW Nationals in the state government’s economic stimulus response to the pandemic, and will deliver educational benefits, community benefits and economic benefits as communities continue to recover.”
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.