ANDERSON CLEANS UP ON SCHOOL MAINTENANCE
Every school in the region will have its maintenance backlog wiped to zero ensuring students enjoy the best possible learning environments.
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson MP said the NSW Government would clear every maintenance job currently outstanding in 40 public schools in the region by July 2020.
“Over the past four years I have pushed this Government and worked tirelessly to get the maintenance backlog cleared with our schools to ensure they are kept in the best condition.
“We’re now wiping the slate clean and ensuring all outstanding maintenance jobs at our schools such as carpeting, roof maintenance and painting works will be carried out.
“In December I announced that $1,381,097 will be spent on 40 schools in the region as part of the regular school maintenance program on top of more than $1.4 million the previous year.
“The additional funding announced late last year was great news and a huge boost for the region.
“It will ensure that students and teachers can work in the best possible conditions.
“Today’s announcement to wipe the list to zero is great news for students, their families and the staff as they return to their classrooms this week.
“In addition to prioritising maintenance in NSW schools, we have announced the first 30 schools in our region that will receive air conditioning under the record $500 million Cooler Classrooms program.
“This is on top of the major upgrades for Peel High, Tamworth Public and Farrer MAHS which is part of a record $6 billion to be spent over the next four years delivering more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support our communities.
“This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any State government in Australian history,” Mr Anderson concluded.