Thousands of students at seven local schools will benefit from the NSW Government’s school COVID stimulus program.
As part of the $120 million Metro Renewal Program in our local area:
- Mosman High School will upgrade its science labs, on top of the upcoming major upgrade
- North Sydney Demonstration School will upgrade the staff room and staff toilets before they kick off their major upgrade
- Beauty Point Public School will install a hard surface Covered Outdoor Learning Area
- Cammeraygal High School’s Junior Campus will improve shade in the playground area
- Middle Harbour Public School will upgrade its toilets
- North Sydney Girls High School will upgrade its science labs
- North Sydney Boys High School will upgrade the kitchen, prep room, and store room for Food Technology classes
Member for North Shore Felicity Wilson said these projects will improve our local schools’ capacity to deliver quality education for our kids.
“This funding means these priority projects can go ahead for the benefit of our students and teachers,” Ms Wilson said.
“This is about ensuring students can thrive in their learning environment with access to quality school facilities, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be.”
“These projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months and will deliver enhanced school infrastructure and a boost to the local economy.”
The Metro School Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 percent for school infrastructure improvements to high-priority schools in Sydney. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings, and canteens.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the projects at these schools were part of the NSW Government’s stimulus program and the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
“We are continuing our record investment in school infrastructure. This program will benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs, creating a safer and stronger NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This program is part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus response to the pandemic and will deliver educational and economic benefits as communities continue to recover.”
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.