The NSW Government’s commitment to build a new primary school at Warnervale is one step closer, with a call made for construction tenders.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the new primary school would cater for 500 students.
“The new primary school at Warnervale is master-planned to initially allow for 500 students, and enable future expansion to accommodate up to 1,000 students,” Mr Crouch said.
“With the Central Coast expected to grow by 95,250 people between 2016 and 2041, it’s essential that the NSW Government continue to upgrade infrastructure and deliver more services.
“The brand new facilities will include 20 flexible classroom spaces along with core facilities comprising a library, hall, administration areas and toilets.”
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased the project had reached the important milestone of calling for construction tenders.
“As part of the NSW Government’s record investment in public school infrastructure, this new primary school will provide the local community with the high-quality education facilities our children deserve,” Mrs Mitchell said.
“Schools are the backbone of our communities. We are committed to ensuring that the growing Central Coast community has access to schools with modern facilities, and that students can benefit from the latest in school design, contemporary learning spaces and educational technologies.”
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over 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.
Artist impressions of the new primary school at Warnervale are available here.