Four schools in the Dubbo local government area are set to receive new and improved facilities 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 Monday that funding has been allocated to the following schools:
- Dubbo South Public School – $216,000 for upgrades to the school hall, multipurpose centre, gym and communal spaces.
- Dubbo West Public School – $416,000 for administration and staff upgrades
- Orana Heights Public School – $150,000 for a covered outdoor learning area, shade structures and walkways, and
- Ballimore Public School – $30,000 for storage facilities
“These projects have been identified by the schools as needing to be done and we’re helping make them a reality,” 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.