New school nears completion

Construction on the new Porters Creek Public School is nearing completion, with the school set to open in the new year

Warnervale students will look forward to returning to school next year with the finishing touches now being put on the new $38M Porters Creek Public School.

The new school is located on Warnervale Rd and will provide 20 air-conditioned learning spaces, an administration and staff building, a hall, before and after school care facilities, a library, two special program rooms, landscaped external play spaces and a mini sports field.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said the project is almost complete.

“Internal and external works are progressing well.

“Flooring, ceiling works, and painting is underway, and the facilities are being fitted with furniture, fixtures and equipment.

“The Warnervale Rd improvement works around the school are also well progressed, including a new roundabout, school car park, kiss and drop zone and kerb and gutter works.

“We had to make some difficult decisions this year to keep our communities COVID Safe which delayed some construction work during the recent lockdown.

“I am very pleased to see that construction workers are working hard to ensure the new school is ready before the start of the 2022 school year,” Crouch said.

The new school will accommodate over 450 students and has been master-planned to accommodate future growth.

“More and more families are choosing to call the Central Coast home and we are future-proofing this school to allow for future expansion.

“We want to ensure that we keep up with this growth and can provide the very best education possible for current as well as future students,” Crouch said.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9B over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

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

Harry Mulholland