WESTERN NSW SCHOOLS SET FOR $6M RENEWAL
Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Schools throughout the Barwon Electorate are set to share over $6million in funding for new and improved facilities, with 23 projects 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 23 School in the Barwon electorate will be funded as a part 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.
Barwon Electorate Successful Projects:
Baradine Central School
Bellata Public School
Bourke High School
Broken Hill High School
Burke Ward Public School
Coonabarabran High School
Coonabarabran Public School
Coonamble High School
Coonamble Public School
Dunedoo Central School
Enngonia Public School
Euabalong West Public School
Fairfax Public School
Gilgandra Public School
Girilambone Public School
Gulargambone Central School
Gwabegar Public School
Hermidale Public School
Ivanhoe Central School
Mendooran Central School
Menindee Central School
Wanaaring Public School
Warrumbungle National Park Environmental Ed Centre