ITS, ITS, A CLASSROOM BLITZ - 33 PERCENT OF MAINTENANCE BACKLOG TO BE CLEARED

A significant maintenance blitz will take place at eight Tamworth region schools over this holiday break, Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said.

Mr Anderson said more than $35 million is being invested into maintenance works at 230 schools during the October school holidays, with schools like Dungowan, Woolomin, Timbumburi, Nundle, Gunnedah Public, Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth Public and Attunga set to benefit.
 
“This classroom blitz means the Government is another step closer to delivering the election promise of clearing the school maintenance backlog.
 
“We understand the importance of ensuring we provide the best facilities for the students and staff in this region and that includes attending to repairs and maintenance work to ensure existing schools remain in top condition.
 
“We are committed to have completed approximately one third of the maintenance backlog following these holidays.

“Those local schools named will be receiving vital works, repairs and upgrades including new floor coverings, drainage, groundworks, fencing and painting. 

Clearing the maintenance backlog makes all the difference to the students, their parents and their teachers knowing there are clean and safe surroundings for learning.

“Our future doctors, farmers, office workers, tradies and teachers are being shaped in our public schools as we speak, so it’s crucial that we continue to support them as much as possible,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the blitz is part of the NSW Government’s commitment to ensuring every child in NSW has access to state-of-the-art facilities.

“We are investing a record amount into the education system in NSW, because we know how important it is for every child, no matter where they live – has access to a quality education,” Ms Mitchell said.

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