Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly visited Galungara Public School today for the official sod turn to mark the beginning of Stage 2 construction at the school.

Stage 2 of the school will meet the needs of the growing local community, delivering an additional 20 learning spaces, two additional covered outdoor learning areas (COLA), two new multipurpose games courts and landscaping works.

Today’s event follows the recent award of the Stage 2 construction works to Richard Crookes Construction.

Mr Conolly said he was delighted to turn the sod to mark the beginning of construction and was pleased to see the project progressing.

“Galungara Public School is part of the government’s commitment to supporting families in this area.

“The NSW Government continues to invest in new and upgraded schools with Stage 2 of Galungara Public School just the latest in a series of projects in the area,” Mr Conolly said.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said she is proud the NSW Government is investing in public education.

“Our schools are the centre of our communities. We are delivering on our commitment to give local students the latest facilities and support the growing school community, both now and into the future,” Ms Mitchell said.

Galungara primary school is being delivered in two stages, with the first students having walked through the gates of Stage 1 for Day 1 Term 1 2021.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

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