A quartet of schools in the Mid-Western local government area will receive funding as part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.
Since the announcement of the program in October of last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced on Tuesday that funding has been allocated to the following schools:
- Lue Public School – $140,000 for a playground upgrade.
- Mudgee Public School – $40,000 for administration and staff upgrades
- Goolma Public School – $140,000 for a covered outdoor learning area, shade structures and walkways, and
- Gulgong High School – $24,000 for the covering of a veranda area and to replace existing doors.
“The projects that are being funded have been identified by the schools as priorities and I am glad that a wide variety of projects are being funded,” Mr Saunders said.
“In some instances the projects are about providing upgrades that make things easier for the wonderful staff that work in our schools and help educated out children, in other cases it is about building infrastructure that is needed
“This investment by The Nationals in Government is part of our commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW and is about ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment.”
Delivery of these projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools.
The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.