New Roof Program - we've got Schools covered

23 Feb 2021 education

Schools across regional NSW, including the Central Coast, will benefit from a $60 million NSW Government-funded program to replace and repair roofs.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Roof Replacement Program forms part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

“Construction work at local schools will provide vital work for local tradies and building companies,” Mr Crouch said.

“The economic stimulus directly associated with this $60 million infrastructure spend will be great news for local communities across NSW, including the Central Coast.

“Wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers will be engaged to ensure that the positive impact of this stimulus is maximised.”

Mr Crouch said schools with the highest need would receive priority for roof replacements and repairs.

“Schools do not need to apply to take part in this program as decisions will be based on priority and community benefits. The Department of Education is already assessing a number of schools across the Central Coast region,” Mr Crouch said.

“During the summer school holidays, Erina High School’s N Block underwent a $261,000 revamp which included new roofing, gutters, downpipes and associated fittings.

“The NSW Government is continuing to roll out record amounts of funding – and schools are no exception.”

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. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.