MILLION DOLLAR MAINTENANCE BLITZ FOR LOCAL SCHOOLS

More than $1.4 million will be spent on school maintenance projects across 19 schools in the Tamworth electorate, which are running over the summer holiday period.

Tamworth High will receive the greatest amount of work with $604,807 allocated, while Barraba Central School, Kootingal Public School and Gunnedah High School will all see in excess of $100,000 of work completed.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said it shows this government’s commitment to improving our local schools.

“This is a massive investment into our schools over the school holidays,” Mr Anderson said.

“We want students and teachers to have access to great facilities which is why we continue to roll out record spending on school maintenance.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said this program is another example of how this Government is committed to public education and delivering local infrastructure to support communities right across NSW.

“Just like your family home, there are always jobs to be done to keep our schools in top condition,” Mr Stokes said.

“We are making good use of the summer break to carry out important projects while students are off enjoying their holidays.

“With a $25 billion property portfolio of 2,200 schools there will always be maintenance to be done, but good management will keep the list as short as possible, and we are doing just that.”

The summer holiday blitz is part of the NSW Government’s record $747 million school maintenance investment over the next four years announced in the 2017 Budget, allowing each and every school across the State to have their maintenance project lists slashed by December 2018.

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