Monday, 04 March 2019

Construction has started at St Ives North Public School as part of a $21 million NSW Government upgrade to the school’s facilities.

Jonathan O’Dea Member for Davidson announced that students and teachers will enjoy 25 new air conditioned classrooms, a new amenities block, canteen, courtyard and street front landscaping.

Mr O’Dea said he was looking forward to the project’s completion in mid-2020.

“This upgrade is great news for students, teachers and local families. The NSW Government continues to deliver the excellent school facilities our students need, now and into the future,” Mr O’Dea said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the project is another example of the NSW Government delivering the school resources local students and their families deserve.

“Providing high-quality school buildings is an important way to provide our students with the best educational opportunities,” Mr Stokes said.

The major upgrade to St Ives North Public School is part of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s record $6 billion school building program to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools, including major upgrades to Killara High School and St Ives High School, and the recently opened Lindfield Learning Village.

Mr Stokes said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s record investment in schools was in stark contrast to Labor’s.

“The last time Labor was in power, they shut down 90 schools, resulting in a loss of more than 500 classrooms and 2000 student places.”

In addition to the record-breaking school building program, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed an unprecedented investment to eliminate the school maintenance backlog so that every public school in the State provides the world-class facilities that our students and teachers deserve. 

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