59 Public schools on the Central Coast are now benefitting from the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said three schools were the latest to receive new and improved facilities.
“Round 3 of the Regional Renewal Program will see Brisbania Public School, Central Mangrove Public School and The Entrance Public School undergo a facilities makeover,” Mr Crouch said.
“Projects like new sport courts, library facilities, bathroom upgrades and improved classrooms are being funded through this Program.
“Some projects have already been completed, such as a new and improved outdoor learning area at Peats Ridge Public School and upgraded toilet facilities at Bateau Bay Public School.
“I am looking forward to seeing all 59 projects across the Central Coast come to fruition.
“We really are spoilt for choice when it comes our public schools and I am thrilled that the NSW Government is committed towards investing in the future of our next generation.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Regional Renewal Program is driven by what schools communities want and includes work such as upgrades to school playgrounds, sport courts and libraries.
“All of the projects were put forward by the schools, so they are investments that we know the school community wants,” Ms Mitchell said.
The Regional Renewal program is supporting over 2,600 jobs across regional and metro NSW, and wherever possible, schools will use local contractors and suppliers ensuring the positive impacts of this stimulus are felt as far and wide as possible.
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.