Major school projects to proceed thank to Regional Renewal Program

A multi-million dollar multipurpose complex will be constructed at Dubbo College South Campus, with the project announced as one of four in the city to be funded through the second round of the NSW Government’s Regional Renewal Program.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders announced on Thursday that the project, which was identified as a priority for the school, will be completed as part of the statewide $120 million program.

The other projects to be approved in Dubbo include:

  • The establishment of an Aboriginal shared learning hub at Dubbo College Delroy Campus.
  • The construction of a covered outdoor learning area (COLA) and basketball/netball courts at Dubbo School of Distance Education, and
  • The development of a community hub at the Mian School

“All of these projects have been put forward by the schools and I am proud to say that they will be proceeding,” Mr Saunders said.

“Each of them fills a different need within the respective school communities and they will help us create the wonderful educational facilities the children and youth of our regions deserve.

“The project at South Campus will comprise of two full-size indoor sports courts, six classrooms, a staff room, a store room and amenities so it will provide benefits for staff and students. The other projects at Delroy Campus, the School of Distance Education and the Mian School will also address needs identified by those school communities.”

Dubbo College South Campus principal Linda Macleod said the funding will expedite a project that had no definitive timeline.

“We had been putting money away for a long period of time but we were a long way from being able to proceed,” Ms Macleod said.

“This project will allow us to provide bigger learning spaces and provide an indoor sport facility, and that all fits in with the vision of what we’re trying to create at the school.”

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