MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR UPGRADE OF TAMWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOL
The multi-million dollar upgrade of Tamworth Public School, which includes seven new contemporary classrooms and a new hall is on track to finish this year.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the upgrade will include the refurbishment of existing classrooms to provide three practical activities areas, the upgrade of the hall to provide extra staff facilities and the renewal of the former teacher’s cottage.
“This upgrade is another key investment in education in this region and its fantastic to see how well work is progressing.
“We want our children to have the best education possible, and providing world-class facilities is a key part of that.
“This project at Tamworth Public School will deliver the excellent resources our wonderful teachers and students in the electorate deserve.
“The completion of the work is expected to be midway through the year.
“Everyone in the Tamworth electorate knows times are tough for our community at the moment.
“That’s why it is absolutely crucial we continue to invest in our education system, not only to ensure our kids have access to the best possible resources, but also to provide them with normality and stability as the drought persists.
“There are also at least 6 or 7 local businesses working as sub-contractors on this project, a great result for local jobs in these tough economic times.
“This Government has a plan and a commitment for taking care of existing schools, which is why a record $18.4 million is earmarked for maintenance work in the New England North West region this financial year alone,” Mr Anderson concluded.
The project will include:
• Seven new permanent teaching spaces
• New hall
• Refurbishment of existing spaces into staff facilities
• Refurbishment of teaching spaces to include associated activity areas
• Covered walkways to facilitate all weather access.
• The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools
• In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years,
• Along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools.