170 new and upgraded schools across NSW
The NSW Government will invest $6 billion over the next four years to deliver new schools, educational facilities and classrooms.
The NSW Budget 2018 will deliver 20 new and upgraded school projects across NSW. This includes new primary schools at Rhodes East, Westmead, Warnervale, Murrumbateman, Gregory Hills and Edmondson Park.
Planning will also start for a new Edmondson Park High School, along with upgrades to Randwick Boys and Girls High Schools, Birrong Boys and Girls High Schools and Ballina High School.
Other projects include an upgrade to Punchbowl Public School, Armidale Secondary College, Dapto Public School and improvements to primary and secondary schools in Kingscliff.
During the year, work will start on 40 new and upgraded school projects, and planning will also begin on a further 20 new and upgraded schools.
Currently 110 major school infrastructure projects are underway across the state. This brings the total number of projects being delivered to more than 170.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said all new and upgraded schools are being designed with sustainability in mind and to accommodate best practice in teaching and learning.
“There is more to do, but we remain dedicated to our goal of offering first-class education facilities to every student in NSW,” Mr Stokes said.
Funding from the budget will also provide 1000 public schools with new or replacement air conditioning.