School roofs to spur work for local tradies

Central Coast schools are set to benefit from a $60M State Government-funded program to replace and repair roofs at regional schools.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the Roof Replacement Program forms part of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

“Construction work at local schools will provide vital work for local tradies and building companies,” Crouch said.

“The economic stimulus directly associated with this $60M infrastructure spend will be great news for local communities across NSW, including the Central Coast.

“Wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers will be engaged to ensure that the positive impact of this stimulus is maximised.”

Crouch said schools with the highest need would receive priority for roof replacements and repairs.

“Schools do not need to apply to take part in this program as decisions will be based on priority and community benefits,” he said.

“The Department of Education is already assessing a number of schools across the Central Coast region.

“During the summer school holidays, Erina High School’s N Block underwent a $261,000 revamp which included new roofing, gutters, downpipes and associated fittings.”

Crouch said the Government was investing $6.7B over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

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

Media release, Feb 23
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch