Students at Kincumber Public School will soon have a new multipurpose school hall with construction now underway.
The school hall was damaged in a fire in April 2021 with the new facilities including an extended roof to create a Covered Outdoor Learning Area for students and staff.
The hall will also be accompanied by a new storage shed, an upgrade to the school car park, and an upgrade to the front of school entry to provide a safe entry and exit point for students, staff and visitors.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said he was looking forward to seeing a new and improved hall delivered for the school alongside upgrades to other facilities.
“I want to thank every student, teacher, staff member, and parent for your patience while we deliver this important project for the school community,” Mr Crouch said.
“This new building will be a valuable asset to the school and the wider community for years to come,”
Ground remediation works have been completed for the new shed, and the concrete slab has been poured. The shed is expected to be completed this month to safely store equipment from the hall during construction.
The car park is in the final design phase and works are expected to start towards the end of Term 4, subject to planning approval.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this project will deliver important facilities not just for the school but for wider community use.
"School halls are an important aspect to any school and a natural gathering point for students and staff. I am so pleased that we are able to rebuild these facilities for this Central Coast community,” Ms Mitchell said.
“I’m proud that we are continuing our record investment in school infrastructure. While we often focus on building new and upgraded schools, it is equally important that we invest in maintaining, improving, and rebuilding existing schools, for the benefit of all students in NSW.”
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.