Construction is powering along at Warnervale’s new public primary school, with $16.1 million committed by the NSW Government in this year’s Budget to complete the project.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Porters Creek Public School located at 75 Warnervale Road, Warnervale would accommodate up to 460 students.
“The brand new facilities will include 20 air-conditioned learning spaces, an administration and staff building, a hall, before and after school care facilities, a library, two special programs rooms, landscaped external play spaces and a mini sports field,” Mr Crouch said.
“Unfortunately some construction work was delayed during the recent lockdown, however I know the project team are working as hard as possible to get the school built before day one of the 2022 school year.
“The current construction work is delivering 110 jobs to local tradesmen, with 10 percent of these being first or second year apprentices.”
Mr Crouch said the school facilities would be custom-built to accommodate future growth.
“Porters Creek Public School is being initially built for 460 students but this can be expanded to 1,000 in the decades to come,” Mr Crouch said.
“With 95,250 additional people expected to call our community home by 2041, we must ensure that our local infrastructure keeps up with this growth.”
The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.