Work has officially began on the upgrade at John Palmer Public School with the community set to benefit from this significant investment in school infrastructure.

The upgrade will deliver improved facilities and support the growing local community, featuring a new library, an expanded school hall, additional staff facilities and amenities, new learning facilities, improved outdoor play and learning spaces and an additional support learning space.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly visited John Palmer Public School today to celebrate the start of construction by turning the first sod.

“I’m very pleased to be here today to turn the first sod on this important project for John Palmer Public School,” Mr Conolly said.

“The NSW Government is committed to providing the very best public school facilities for our children, and this is an essential addition to a number of other significant school projects in Sydney’s North West.

“This project will deliver high-quality school infrastructure to support the local community for years to come.”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the government is providing for families across the state and in growth areas such as Sydney’s North West.

“Public schools have never been better funded than they are now, and high growth areas are seeing more investment than ever before,” Ms Mitchell said.

“We’re committed to providing the very best educational facilities for all students and teachers.

“I’m proud that the NSW Government is delivering this incredible resource for students across the state,” Ms Mitchell said.

NSW Government has invested $1.1 billion in North West Sydney since 2019, delivering new and upgraded schools.

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.

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