The first sod has been turned to mark the beginning of construction on a new public primary school for the Central Coast community.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch today visited Warnervale to mark the start of construction and unveil the new school’s name.
“I’m proud that the NSW Government is delivering Porters Creek Public School, a new public primary school for 500 local students with plenty of room for future growth,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“I’m delighted to be here today to celebrate construction getting underway and I share the local community’s excitement about this very important project.”
Porters Creek Public School at 75 Warnervale Road, Warnervale will provide 20 new permanent air-conditioned learning spaces, as well as a library, hall, canteen, administration facilities, a drop-off and pick-up zone and an Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service.
Mr Crouch said the NSW Government was delivering high-quality educational facilities for students and teachers on the Central Coast.
“Planning approval and construction of this new school has been fast-tracked as part of the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program,” Mr Crouch said.
“The construction phase will deliver 225 jobs and $38 million to the economy, which is a big boost for our local economy at this difficult time.
“Given the difficulties that COVID-19 has created, it’s vital that the NSW Government push ahead with job-creating opportunities, including the construction of Porters Creek Public School.”
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 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.