Tender GONE OUT Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School Upgrade
Education Minister Rob Stokes and Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson have announced that major upgrades at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School will soon begin, with the construction tender now released.
Mr Anderson said the upgrades will include the construction of a brand new state-of-the-art industrial technology building and the construction of new and refurbished boarding accommodation.
“This is great news for the students at Farrer who will soon be able to study in brand new facilities for woodwork and metal work,” Mr Anderson said.
“Farrer is one of the few agricultural public boarding schools in NSW which is why we continue to invest in improvements.
“As well as the improved classroom space the boarding students will benefit from brand new and refurbished boarding accommodation which will provide a more pleasant environment for students living away from their family.
“Building a better region must involve investing in our children’s future which is what we are doing right here.”
Construction work will begin in the new year on the project, which was recently approved by Tamworth Regional Council.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government’s unprecedented school building program was providing new and improved school facilities across the State.
“This exciting upgrade project demonstrates the strength of our commitment to providing a high quality of education in the best possible learning environments for students here in New England and right across NSW,” Mr Stokes said.
The work is expected to be complete for the start of the 2019 school year.
The upgrade at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School is one of more than 120 school projects funded over the next four years under a $4.2 billion school building program announced as part of the 2017/18 state Budget. This is the biggest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.