$52 MILLION IN UPGRADES TO LOCAL SCHOOLS
Written on the 25 September 2017 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly MP is delighted to announce that planning has begun on $52 million worth of upgrade works at Quakers Hill East Public School, Riverbank Public School and Schofields Public School which will see over 40 new brand new classrooms delivered to support local students.
Mr Conolly said these upgrade projects will help meet growing student enrolment demand in the local area. The school upgrades are in addition to the two new primary schools announced in the budget, one for Alex Avenue precinct and the other to be constructed in Marsden Park.
The upgrades are part of the NSW Government's $4.2 billion program of new schools and significant school upgrades over the next four years. Over the next two years, work will start on new schools and upgrade projects worth more than $2.2 billion.
"I'm delighted the NSW Government is making this investment and delivering these brand new facilities across so many of our local schools," Mr Conolly said.
Schofields Public School is set to receive 26 new classrooms, a new library, new COLA and an updated canteen as part of a significant upgrade project.
At Quakers Hill East Public School a new two-storey building with 12 new classrooms, a library, a special programs room and a refurbished administration building will be built.
Riverbank Public School is also set to be upgraded, with 14 new classrooms, a large covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and expanded administration and staff areas set to be delivered.
"It's vitally important our schools have the facilities to provide the best education possible for our students," Mr Conolly said.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said NSW public schools are expected to enroll an additional 164,000 students by 2031, and school projects such as these three will provide high-quality learning environments for the growing student population.
"Projects like these will provide the resources our students and staff need to succeed in the 21st century," Mr Stokes said.
"The NSW Government is working hard to build the education facilities our students and their communities need now and into the future."
Further information on these upgrade projects will be provided as the project moves forward.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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