$1BN of school infrastructure opened in 2019

Published: 2 Dec 2019

Released by: The Premier

2019 has been a major year of school infrastructure delivery across NSW with more than $1 billion of works completed by the NSW Government, including 42 schools new and upgraded schools.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell visited students at Cecil Hills Public School today to open a $16 million upgrade eight months ahead of schedule.

Ms Berejiklian said Cecil Hills Public School is the latest to benefit from the NSW Government’s historic $6.7 billion investment in school infrastructure over four years, and one of seven school projects to open early.

“As we’ve shown this year, it’s not just about investing historic amounts into building new schools,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“We’re getting on with the job of turning those dollars into new and upgraded schools for communities right across the State. And it’s very pleasing to see students and teachers moving into their new classrooms months ahead of schedule.”

Ms Mitchell said the NSW Government recognised the importance of investing in children’s education, as well as ensuring students and teachers have great places in which to learn and teach.

"This year we have completed 42 school infrastructure projects, representing a $1 billion investment in future generations, delivering 679 new classrooms and other world-class facilities," Ms Mitchell said.

“We will continue to work hard to deliver the very best for our schools, with more than $1.1 billion of infrastructure investment scheduled for next year.”

Other school projects that are being delivered ahead of schedule in 2019 include:

  • Oran Park Public School
  • Terrigal Public School
  • Queanbeyan East Public School
  • Rutherford Public School
  • Prestons Public School
  • Coffs Harbour Public School

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.

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