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  • Writer's pictureHon Sam Farraway MLC


Updated: Jun 2, 2021

Local schools are set to share over $3million in funding for new and improved facilities, with 28 projects across the Orange electorate announced as part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.

Since the announcement of the Regional Renewal Program in October last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities.

NSW Nationals Upper House MP Sam Farraway welcomed the news that projects across 28 Schools in the region will be funded as part of tranche 1 and tranche 2 of the program.

“This investment by The Nationals in Government is part of our commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW.

“Ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter their postcode is a vital piece in achieving this.

“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,” Mr Farraway said.

The Regional Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in regional NSW. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings and canteens.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said these projects are a part of the NSW Government’s stimulus program and the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

“I’m pleased that we are continuing our record investment in school infrastructure, including these projects. This program will benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs, creating a safer and stronger regional NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This program is part of the NSW Governments economic stimulus response to the pandemic, and will deliver educational benefits, community benefits 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.

Orange Electorate Successful Projects:

Tranche 1

Orange High School $600,000 Learning Unit Upgrade

Bedgerabong Public School $100,000 Toilet Upgrade

Bogan Gate Public School $50,000 Sporting Facilities

Bowen Public School $45,000 Hall, MPC, Gym & Communal Space Upgrade

Canobolas Public School $40,000 Hall, MPC, Gym & Communal Space Upgrade

Canobolas Rural Technology High School $120,000 Carpark & Transport

Canowindra Public School $30,000 Playground Upgrade

Eugowra Public School

$100,000 Playground Upgrade

Forbes High School $200,000 Environmental Improvement

Forbes North Public School $180,000 Canteen Upgrade

Glenroi Heights Public School $102,250 Carpark & Transport

Molong Central School

$100,000 Playground Upgrade

Mullion Creek Public School

$40,000 Carpark & Transport

Nashdale Public School

$70,000 Hall, MPC, Gym & Communal Space Upgrade

Tranche 2 Anson Street School $50,000 Provision of Skills Centre Storage Contained for SSP Equipment Sensory Room

Calare Public School $50,000 Supply and Installation of Shed

Canowindra High School $192,500 Toilet Upgrade

Cargo Public School $44,300 Covered Walkway Shade Cover to Fitness Station

Clergate Public School $10,877 Installation of Fitness Equipment

Cumnock Public School $63,000 Kitchen Refurbishment Playground Upgrade

Forbes Public School $110,400 Sports Court Surface Upgrade

Middleton Public School $42,000 Soft fall installation

Orange Public School $55,200 Water Bore Dry Creek Bed

Parkes East Public School $68,000 Double sports court

Parkes High School $85,000 Sporting Facilities

Parkes Public School $22,500 Toilet Upgrade

Tullamore Central School $25,000 Playground Resurfacing

Yeoval Central School $48,050 Mist Lines under Shade Shelter Library Refurbishment Electric Oven Replacement Soft-Fall to Playground Acoustic Panel Sound Attenuation


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