The NSW Government is undertaking significant works on schools across the electorate, including a maintenance blitz over these school holidays, Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman has announced today.
The Liberals & Nationals are investing over $35 million into maintenance works at 230 schools during the October school holidays, with schools in the Goulburn Electorate set to benefit.
Mrs Tuckerman said that the blitz means the NSW Government is another step closer to delivering the election promise of clearing the school maintenance backlog.
“The government will have completed approximately one third of the maintenance backlog following these holidays.
“$449 million was committed to clear the existing school maintenance backlog in all public schools by 30 June 2020.”
“This unprecedented investment will ensure that every public school in the State provides the world-class facilities that our students and teachers deserve – that includes attending to repairs and maintenance work to ensure existing schools remain in top condition.”
“The overall investment for the Goulburn electorate’s school infrastructure in the current financial year is $9.3 million” Mrs Tuckerman said.
Collector, Crookwell, Dalton, Goulburn West, Gunning, Marulan and The Crescent School will be receiving vital works, repairs and upgrades including new floor coverings, roofing and painting.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the blitz is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring every child in NSW has 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.
“The Goulburn electorate’s future doctors, farmers and teachers are being shaped in our public schools as we speak, so it’s crucial that as a Government we continue to support them as much as possible.”
The NSW Government is 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. This investment includes:
- Yass High School upgrades delivering six new teaching and learning spaces devoted to a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), three new seminar spaces, new covered outdoor areas, new staff study facilities, new landscaping and accessibility improvement works and planning to improve the school’s hall facilities at Yass High School is already underway;
- Planning for the new Murrumbateman Primary School;
- Delivery of new sustainable air conditioning systems in classrooms and libraries across 26 Schools Schools receiving maintenance work these holidays:
- Collector Public School
- Crookwell Public School
- Dalton Public School
- Goulburn West Public School
- Gunning Public School
- Marulan Public School
- The Crescent School