The NSW Government is investing $365.8 million to deliver the Rural Access GAP to public schools in the Goulburn electorate to offer better educational opportunities for regional students.

The Rural Access Gap (RAG) Direct Invention Package will provide schools in the region with the best digital teaching and learning tools.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said this is an important investment in digital infrastructure for our regional schools.

“It’s no secret regional communities – like those in the Goulburn electorate – can face extra challenges with isolation and access to resources, and this initiative is about providing equity for the bush.

“This package will provide opportunities for our public schools in the electorate to have improved connectivity. As well as upgrades to learning spaces so our regional schools are better equipped to support students,” said Mrs Tuckerman.

“Teachers will also have extended access to professional learning and support to integrate the digital resources – this will help them deliver engaging, personalised learning tailored for each student,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

This funding will be a boom for the economy with the package estimated to generate around 5,000 jobs Statewide, including 1,786 regional jobs directly created by program spending.