Lighting upgrade for two schools

New lights for Tuggerawong Public School

Toukley and Tuggerawong Public Schools will benefit from the NSW Government’s $157.9M LED Lighting Upgrade Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the announcement couldn’t have come at a better time, with students returning to face-to-face learning after almost four months of online schooling.

“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 was 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.

Toukley and Tuggerawong schools, along with Copacabana and Chertsey Primary School at Springfield have been funded under Tranche 3 of the program.

Schools funded in tranches 1 and 2 are: Berkeley Vale PS, The Entrance PS, Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, Berkeley Vale and The Entrance, Tuggerah PS, Jilliby PS, Kulnura PS, Tacoma PS and Wyong Creek PS.

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