Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly has welcomed the news that the multi-million dollar upgrade at Riverstone High School is now complete, with staff and students already using the new facilities.

The project has delivered 12 permanent classrooms, refurbished student amenities and administration facilities to cater for the growing community demand.

Mr Conolly said he was proud that the project had been handed back to the school community.

“I am pleased the NSW Government has delivered this important project for our students, and look forward to seeing its benefits,” Mr Conolly said.

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell also welcomed the handover, saying the NSW Government was working hard to deliver the school facilities that students and local communities deserve.

“We are making the largest investment in public school infrastructure by any State Government in Australian history. This includes building new schools but also upgrading existing facilities to enhance the educational environment for students across the state,” Ms Mitchell said.

“It’s been fantastic to watch the progress of the Riverstone High School up-grade and I’m sure the school community can’t wait to use their new facilities.”

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five 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.

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