One of the most enjoyable activities involved in being the Local member is visiting our local schools. It gives me the opportunity to see how they are benefiting from record NSW Government spending on new buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies.
The NSW Government’s 2018/19 Budget included an additional $160 million spend as part of the record $747 million maintenance investment announced in 2016. This is the largest investment in school maintenance in the history of NSW.
It is fantastic that a number of local Wakehurst schools will also receive new air conditioning in 2019. They include:
- Allambie Heights Public School
- Beacon Hill Public School
- Killarney Heights High School
- Northern Beaches Secondary College Cromer Campus
- The Beach School
- Wheeler Heights Public School
This is part of the NSW Governments ‘Cooler Classrooms’ Program, ensuring school environments the best enable our wonderful teachers and students to succeed at school. More than 900 schools have received funding under round 1 of the $500 million program.
I will be writing to Wakehurst Principals to encourage them to apply for funding in round 2 of this program, to commence on the first day of Term 1 in 2019.
For more information visit www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au.