It is back to the future for Murrumbateman with the opening of the new Murrumbateman Public School, marking the first year the community will have its own primary school in 50 years.

Today marks the first day for students at the new school which has been delivered for the first day of Term One this year.

The $38 million project delivers brand new facilities and includes flexible learning spaces, special programs rooms, covered outdoor learning area, a library, green space and administrative facilities. 

Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, said the new Murrumbateman Public School offers modern facilities that will improve educational outcomes and help students develop skills and knowledge in a new and exciting environment.

“Murrumbateman is a growing community and the new primary school is part of Liberal and Nationals Government’s commitment to supporting families in this area,” Ms Tuckerman said.

“Education is one of the keys to a successful life and I want our students to be inspired when they come to school.

“It is such a pleasure to be here with the staff and students as they settle into their new facilities.”

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Government continues to deliver the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW, with 14 new and upgraded schools opening for the first day of Term 1 2023.

“The Liberals and Nationals in government are delivering the biggest school building program in the history of the state,” Ms Mitchell said.

“We want every student in NSW to have access to a high-quality education. With the support of our dedicated teachers and staff and access to these fantastic facilities, students will be supported to achieve their learning potential.

The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.