ANDERSON SECURES MAINTENANCE FUNDING FOR
Outstanding maintenance projects at Tamworth High School will be tackled after Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson secured a $700,000 injection of funding to address backlog maintenance.
The announcement comes following Mr Anderson’s push for more maintenance funding for the school after it was not named as one of the initial schools to receive a funding injection by Education Minister Rob Stokes earlier this month.
Mr Anderson said as a result of meetings with the Minister, Tamworth High School will now receive increased funding which will help provide the maintenance the school needs now and into the future.
“Maintaining school facilities is essential to ensuring our students get the high quality education they deserve and I thank the Minister for identifying Tamworth High as a priority.
“We’ve done a lot of work at Tamworth High School already to make the school entrance more welcoming and appealing and thanks to this funding injection we’ll be able to see a lot of the outstanding maintenance issues addressed as well.
“This is a great outcome for our community and I look forward to bringing to Minister to our region to show him the difference this will make for local families.”
Mr Anderson welcomed the Minister’s announcement earlier this month that the NSW Government has created Education Infrastructure NSW which will take over responsibility for the schools maintenance program.
“When Labor left government the school maintenance backlog was more than $1 billion. That blatant neglect should have never happened which is why this new system to address school maintenance is so important so that we can continue to see that backlog reduced in the future,” Mr Anderson concluded.