CONSTRUCTION READY TO BEGIN ON NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL AT FARMLAND DRIVE SCHOFIELDS
Written on the 6 February 2019 by Kevin Conolly
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly announced today that the construction contract has been awarded for the new public school in Schofields, with building works due to begin at the Farmland Drive site.
To mark the monumental milestone, Schofields' residents will now also be able to see what their new public school will look like, with the NSW Government today releasing the first images of the finished project, due for completion in early 2021.
Mr Conolly said the new school would accommodate 500 students when completed, with the ability to expand to accommodate up to 1000 students to meet growing student numbers in the future.
"As the Schofields community grows, its new primary school will grow with it. Only the NSW Liberals & Nationals can be trusted with delivering vital infrastructure such as new schools to this community," Mr Conolly said.
"Less than a decade ago, the Alex Avenue precinct was a greenfields site, now thanks to the NSW Liberals & Nationals this brand new school will complete the area's transformation into a thriving suburban community."
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the project is a great example of the NSW Government's commitment to deliver quality infrastructure across the State.
"This new school in Schofields will provide the local community with the high-quality education facilities our children need to succeed," Mr Stokes said.
The school will include modern flexible classrooms, a hall, library, covered outdoor learning area and all essential support facilities.
The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $847 million is being spent on school maintenance over four years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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