Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey has welcomed news that a number of schools in the region will share in $2.7 million as part of the Regional Renewal Program.
The schools in the Hastings to benefit are:
- Beechwood Public School, COLA, shade structures and walkways, $38,300.
- Comboyne Public School, Hall, MPC, gym and communal space upgrade, $91,100.
- Huntingdon Public School, COLA, shade structures and walkways, $174,200.
- Long Flat Public School, sporting facilities, $21,500.
- Wauchope High School, toilet upgrade, $450,000.
- Telegraph Point Public School, playground upgrade, $27,000.
"I am committed to ensuring students in our region can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be," Ms Pavey said.
"Projects funded included new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings and canteens. "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."
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.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the program was 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 the projects in a number of Oxley schools," Ms Mitchell said.
"This program will benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs, creating a safer and stronger regional NSW.
"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."