The school holidays have presented a perfect opportunity to repair and upgrade hundreds of schools across the state.

Walls will get a lick of paint while gutters are cleaned out and toilets repaired as NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell gets to work on making our schools great.

Regional schools will get a variety of improvements, from painting and asphalt works to concreting, paving and roof repairs.

Commitment to education

The NSW Nationals in Government secured a massive $449 million in the State Budget to clear the maintenance backlog, with goal of bringing everything up to scratch within a year.

NSW Nationals Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the blitz was part of the State Government’s commitment to ensuring every child in NSW had access to state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are investing a record amount into the education system in NSW, because we know how important it is for every child – no matter where they live – has access to a quality education,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Our future doctors, farmers and teachers are being shaped in our public schools, so it’s crucial that as a Government we continue to support them as much as possible.”

The Nationals in Government are investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. A record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years. This investment is the largest in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.