The students may be on holidays but schools across regional NSW are a hive of activity thanks to massive investment from the Nationals in Government.

A whopping $6 billion will be spent over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW along with a record $500 million to provide air conditioning in schools.

This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

NSW Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke visited Cootamundra High School recently to mark the beginning of construction on new science labs being delivered at the school.

The $630,000 project is expected to be completed in March and will provide students with new state-of-the-art science facilities.

“I’m delighted this much-needed upgrade is now under way and that we can provide our local students with the facilities they deserve for a great education,” Ms Cooke said. “The new labs will do a much better job of supporting teachers and students who love science and I’m thrilled that students will be able to benefit from these terrific new labs soon.”

“Since my election last year the state of the labs here has been at the top of my agenda and I’m very pleased and proud to see this upgrade being delivered. While students enjoy the holidays, their science facilities will be being transformed.”