Schools get $7.7M facelift

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More than $7.7M was spent on maintenance works at government schools across the Central Coast over the April school holidays according to Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch.

Crouch said the work was part of the NSW Government’s billion dollar commitment to eliminate the maintenance backlog.

“A total of $7,779,802 has been spent on local school facility improvements in the last few weeks alone, with work including painting, flooring and re-roofing,” Crouch said.

“Every single child deserves access to great school facilities, and this is exactly what we are delivering.

“This work also provides jobs for local tradies and contractors at a critical time for our local economy,” he added.

The primary maintenance carried out at schools in the former Gosford LGA was painting with the following schools receiving a fresh coat of paint at various facilities: Brisbane Water Secondary College Woy Woy Campus, Gosford High School, Henry Kendall High School, Kariong Public School, Umina Beach Public School, Woy Woy Public School, Woy Woy South Public School and Wyoming Public School.

Other works included the installation of new floor coverings at Gosford High School and Woy Woy Public School, the replacement of a covered walkway at Kariong Public School and roofing works at Woy Woy South Public School.

The works have tied in with the NSW Government’s staggered approach to students’ return to school which kicks off on May 11.

According to Mr Crouch, The NSW Government is investing $6.7B over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

In addition, a record $1.3B is being spent on school maintenance over five years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools.

This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.


Press release, May 6

Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP