Plans are forging ahead to deliver a new hall at Yass High School, with the first designs now released by the NSW Government.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the progress on the project and said she was excited to share the first images of the hall with the community.

“I’m proud that the NSW Government is delivering the new hall at Yass High School. It will benefit the school and the local community for years to come,” Ms Tuckerman said.

The new Yass High School hall is part of a program estimated at more than $50 million to deliver new and upgraded halls at 10 schools across the state.

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased the halls program will benefit more than 6,000 NSW public school students.

“I’m delighted to see the new designs for the hall projects as this is a really important program for our schools,” Ms Mitchell said.

“School halls are the natural gathering point for students and staff, and they can also be a vital part of a thriving local community.”

The new and upgraded halls will be custom designed to suit each school’s needs, and depending on the school, they will include features such as dedicated performing arts spaces, sports courts, canteen and storage facilities, out of school hours care facilities and covered outdoor learning areas.

Current planning for halls incudes developing a master plan and concept design, which will be shared with the local communities as the project progresses.

The Department of Education is working to complete the detailed hall designs and initiate a tender process before the end of this year, with construction scheduled to start across all projects in early 2021.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.