Lighting to be upgraded in four public schools

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, with students and former principal Toni Skinner at Chertsey Primary School pre lockdown

Four public schools on the Central Coast will benefit from the NSW Government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said Chertsey Primary School and Copacabana, Toukley and Tuggerawong Public Schools would be included in Tranche 3 of the program.

“The announcement couldn’t have come at a better time, with students getting ready to commence face-to-face learning after almost four months of online schooling,” Crouch said.

“LED lights can be tuned to mimic natural light, which can help how students learn by improving their attentiveness and comprehension.

“These lighting improvements will make a big difference to the way students learn, benefiting their eyes and minds.

“The LED Lighting Upgrade Program also provides an exciting opportunity for tradies on the Central Coast, with local companies to receive priority in the tender process.”

Tradespeople can tender for the LED lighting upgrade opportunities via the Local Trades Scheme, an online platform where small businesses can engage directly with the Department of Education to bid for work at public schools in their local communities.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said the NSW Government is committed to improving the learning spaces for students as well as supporting communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The lighting upgrade is a great way for the schools to improve teaching spaces, reduce their power and maintenance bills but is also a fantastic way to stimulate local economic growth,” Mitchell said.

Coast schools approved for the program in Tranches 1 and 2 are: Berkeley Vale PS, The Entrance PS, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Berkeley Vale and The Entrance, Tuggerah PS, Wyoming PS, Central Mangrove PS, Ettalong PS, Jilliby PS, Kulnura PS, Peats Ridge PS, Pretty Beach PS, Somersby PS, Tacoma PS and Wyong Creek PS.

Media release, Oct 12
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch