Work is set to start on the rebuild at Wagga Wagga Public School, following the devastating fire that ripped through classrooms in 2019, with the construction contract awarded to ICG Wagga Pty Ltd.
The project will deliver a new building comprising six modern learning spaces, two staff offices, toilet facilities, and a lift.
Duty Nationals MLC for Wagga Wagga, Wes Fang, welcomed the news and said he was delighted to see progress on the rebuild.
“This is exciting news and I’m proud that the NSW Government is delivering this important project,” Mr Fang said.
“A tragic fire destroyed one of the buildings at the historic Wagga Wagga Public School and rebuilding the school has been a priority for the NSW Government.”
“I look forward to visiting the school and watching this project develop over the coming months,” Mr Fang said.
Nationals Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said she was thrilled with the progress on the school rebuild.
“I’m proud that the NSW Government is delivering this important project. It will benefit the Wagga area for years to come. I look forward to work beginning on construction soon,” Ms Mitchell said.
The main construction work is expected to start this month.
The NSW Nationals in the state government are investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.