In a first for public schools in NSW, a helicopter has been used in place of a crane to lift and place roof sheeting onto buildings at Terrigal High School.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the $600,000 project has been underway throughout the school holidays, as part of the NSW Government’s Roof Replacement Program.
“Using a helicopter is a ground-breaking but necessary solution for this work because cranes could not reach the work site,” Crouch said.
“Witnessing a roof being replaced with a helicopter would have been a spectacular site for nearby residents, and this new roofing will provide better facilities for students as well as an improved work environment for teachers and staff.
“Terrigal High School is just one of 44 public schools on the Central Coast to benefit from the Roof Replacement Program.
“I am really pleased that the Local Trade Scheme, a new online platform allowing local tradies to bid for this work, was used in the tendering of each project.
“Construction work at our local schools continues to provide much-needed work for local workers and building companies, stimulating the Central Coast economy at this critical time.”
Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning, Sarah Mitchell, said the $60M Roof Replacement Program will benefit up to 700 schools across NSW when completed.
Media release, Jul 4
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch