Central Coast students and staff are set to benefit from improved and upgraded facilities, with 14 local schools to be included in the NSW Government’s $484 million Minor Capital Works program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said funding would go towards new classrooms, accessibility upgrades and car park modifications.
“This is welcome news for these 14 local schools after what has been a very tough Term 3 of online learning,” Mr Crouch said.
“Each of these projects being funded through the NSW Government’s annual Minor Capital Works program will help to ensure students have the best possible facilities to create the best possible learning environment.
“The funding in this program is being distributed across NSW’s 2,200 public schools and I am delighted that schools from one end of the Central Coast to the other are receiving a fair share.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the projects at Central Coast schools form part of the NSW Government’s record investment in public education infrastructure, and complements works that have commenced as part of the COVID-19 response.
“Across NSW, thousands of students are benefitting from new and upgraded schools and improved learning environments,” Ms Mitchell said.
“These projects also provide hundreds of jobs for local businesses across NSW.”
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.