Summer Holiday School Upgrades

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

Public schools in Davidson will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as tradespeople spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave.

Jonathan O’Dea, Member for Davidson, welcomed the investment in local schools in the Davidson electorate, saying, “Every child in Davidson deserves to have access to great school facilities. Keeping our educational facilities in tip-top condition promotes a sense of pride in our schools and helps students to learn and grow.”

More than $1,206,000 will be spent on school projects in Davidson, including:

School

Works

Estimated Value

Frenchs Forest Public School

New retaining wall, gutters and external painting

$83,085

Gordon East Public School

Roofing

$74,972

Kambora Public School

Access ramps

$305,000

Killara High School

Accessible button for lift

$30,000

St Ives High School

Roofing

$128,600

St Ives High School

Disabled toilet access and additional works

$100,000

St Ives North Public School

Roofing

$151,958

St Ives Park Public School

Roofing

$162,350

St Ives Public School

Roofing and internal/external painting

$170,557

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the program is another example of the NSW Government’s commitment to public education and local infrastructure to support communities across NSW.

“We carry out projects in our schools every day of the year, but we really ramp it up over summer to get schools in their best condition to start the new school year,” Mr Stokes said.

The summer holiday blitz is part of the NSW Government’s record $847 million school maintenance investment over the next four years.

The Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools as well as a record $500 million to provide air conditioning in schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.