New classrooms for Western Sydney schools
An $80 million boost in capital works spending means 40 new classrooms will be built at Auburn North Public School, Lidcombe Public School and Marie Bashir Public School in order to accommodate 900 additional students.
The additions come as part of the NSW Government's $1 billion boost over four years for the construction of new classrooms and infrastructure.
NSW Premier Mike Baird said the projects would support a once-in-a-generation demand for increased public schooling facilities.
“Auburn, Lidcombe and Strathfield are growing rapidly and student enrolments continue to rise. We are making a massive investment in local schools to provide the educational infrastructure to support families living in Western Sydney,” Mr Baird said.
Other projects in the 2016-17 Budget include a new school in North Kellyville, as well as new permanent classrooms at Rosehill Public School and Oran Park Public School.
The budget aims to provide over 100 new permanent classrooms and to increase the capacity of Western Sydney schools by more than 2600 places.