Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has welcomed the announcement of an additional $2,595,933 in needs-based funding for Tamworth electorate government schools in 2015.


Mr Anderson said this additional support is a result of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government being the first to sign up to the Gonski agreement, which will deliver $5 billion in additional funding to NSW students over six years.


“This is what public schools in the Tamworth electorate have wanted, a significant increase in funding guaranteed into the future, with the greatest benefits flowing to schools and students with the greatest need.


“Schools in our region began benefitting from additional resources distributed under the new Resource Allocation Model (RAM) last year.


“Today’s announcement builds on those increases, and I am confident school communities and principals will be delighted at the prospect of planning their use of the additional funds,” Mr Anderson said.


Schools in the Tamworth electorate that have benefited from additional funding include:


  • Barraba Central School $74,315
  • Carroll Public School $37,186
  • Gunnedah South Public School $236,354
  • Hillvue Public School $270,679
  • Manilla Central School $280,449
  • Peel High School $340,907
  • Werris Creek Public School $49,583
  • Westdale Public School $149,629
  • Nundle Public School $110,369



“The core of the Government’s Local Schools, Local Decisions reforms is to put decision-making about students and school communities with the people who know them best, the principals, school staff and parents.


“The distribution of funds on a needs basis under the RAM gives them exactly that opportunity.


“Many schools in the Tamworth electorate will see additional benefits in areas such as literacy and numeracy support, teachers’ professional development and community engagement,” Mr Anderson said.

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