Since the announcement of the Metro Renewal Program in November last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly has welcomed the news that 5 schools in the Riverstone electorate will benefit as first recipients of the first round of funding, sharing $920,000 as follows:
- Caddies Creek Public School – $150,000 for COLA, shade structures & walkways.
- Glenwood High School $200,000 for Admin & Staff facilities upgrade.
- John Palmer Public School $100,000 for playground upgrade.
- Kellyville Ridge Public School $300,000 for COLA, shade structures & walkways.
- Wyndham College (Nirimba Education Precinct) $170,000 for structural, fabric & building upgrade.
The NSW Liberal Government’s $240 million Regional and Metro Renewal Programs are rolling out across the state with more than 790 schools set to benefit in the first round alone.
“I’m delighted that these 5 schools in the Riverstone electorate have had their projects funded by this new program, which will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Liberal Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools,” said Mr Conolly.
The Metro Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in metropolitan areas. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings and canteens.
The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.