Having already spent $1.3 billion on opening and upgrading schools, the NSW Government is poised to break its record in 2020, after recently completing a multi-million-dollar upgrade to a Sydney school.
In 2019 the NSW Government opened and upgraded 42 schools which saw over $1 billion invested.
But despite the pandemic, Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s government is on track to eclipse that number in term 3 of 2020, with the school building program benefitting thousands of students and creating as many construction jobs in the process.
“Even during the challenge of the pandemic, NSW has kept building,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“On Day 1 of Term 3 we are opening five new and upgraded schools which will benefit up to 3000 students,” she said.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said: “We will continue our record $6.7 billion investment in school infrastructure to support our students and ensure they have access to high quality education facilities.”
The scale of school building in NSW is unprecedented and will ensure our growing communities have quality schools to learn in.Sarah Mitchell – Education Minister
By fast-tracking construction and development projects, the NSW Government has simultaneously managed to keep the state’s economy afloat and supply key infrastructure, with the latest approvals meaning eight new school projects will be delivered.
“We will support jobs across the state today as we look to recover from COVID-19, and at the same time secure the future prosperity of NSW by enhancing schools for our students and teachers,” Ms Mitchell said.