Huge Local Public Schools Allocation

Monday, 19 June 2017

Hundreds of local families will benefit from the NSW Government’s record investment in school education, with schools in St Ives and Killara to receive major upgrades from funding provided through this year’s NSW State Budget.

Member for Davidson, Jonathan O’Dea said work will commence this year on planning major upgrades at St Ives North Public School which will receive 14 new permanent teaching spaces and upgraded core facilities to accommodate projected enrolment growth and help replace demountable classrooms. Work will also commence this year on significant upgrades to facilities at St Ives High School both for teaching spaces as well as sports and performing arts facilities that can be shared with the broader community.

Killara High School students will benefit from significant upgrades to provide many new permanent teaching spaces, with planning of this work to commence this year. This follows major capital works at Killara High just a few years ago.

These projects are a part of the NSW Government’s record commitment to education across NSW with $4.2 billion invested into new and existing school projects over the next four years, including $2.2 billion worth of new projects commencing in the next two years.

Mr O’Dea said, “These upgrades accompany the new school being established at the Lindfield UTS site and will help provide the school facilities our community needs and deserves. I’m ecstatic the NSW Government is delivering these much-needed resources for the education of our children,” Mr O’Dea said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said NSW public schools are expected to enrol an additional 164,000 students by 2031, and these school projects will provide improved and expanded learning environments for the growing student population.

“These projects will ensure students and staff have the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. The NSW Government is working hard to provide high-quality education facilities for students and their communities now and into the future,” Mr Stokes said.

Early planning and consultation will begin in the coming months on the scope of works for the new school projects in St Ives and Killara. Final funding for the projects will be confirmed after the tender process for works has been completed.

More details can be found on the new School Infrastructure NSW website also being launched today at: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au