Construction will begin soon on a new public primary school at Warnervale, with Richard Crookes Constructions awarded the contract for main works construction.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch welcomed the contract award milestone.
“This represents the latest step in this major project which will provide high-quality educational facilities for families at the northern end of the Central Coast,” Mr Crouch said.
“The facilities will include 20 air-conditioned classroom spaces, a library, hall, canteen, OSHC, toilets, a drop-off and pick-up zone, and staff and administration spaces.
“The school will be built to accommodate 460 students and can be expanded in the future to fit around 1,000.”
Mr Crouch said main works construction would generate hundreds of jobs and pump millions into the local economy.
“Given the difficulties that COVID-19 has created, it’s vital that the NSW Government push ahead with job-creating opportunities, such as the construction of this new school,” Mr Crouch said.
“This construction project is valued at approximately $31.9 million and will provide 225 construction jobs.
“I’m so pleased the NSW Government is delivering these much-needed facilities and I know our community is looking forward to seeing the new school start to take shape.”
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion the next 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.