Maintenance Work Continues At Schools

Maintenance Work Continues At Schools

Two local schools have received significant maintenance works carried out during the past month, Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams said today.

The maintenance works have been undertaken at the Hastings and Kendall Public Schools.

Mrs Williams said that during the Term One school holiday break, access facilities at the Hastings Public School had been improved with the work totalling $101,878 while Kendall Public School sporting facilities received upgrades worth $171,099.

“The school holiday period provides the opportunity to repair school facilities while students and staff are out of the classroom,” Mrs Williams said.

“While many of these projects are small, they make a big difference to the school environment.”

“The NSW Government has committed over $2.4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance over the past three years,” Mrs Williams said.

“This includes 16 new or relocated public schools and major upgrades to 30 schools across the State.

“$320 million annually has been dedicated to school maintenance, a 23% increase from the previous Government’s last budget.

“We are also delivering projects more efficiently. We have introduced an industry-standard method of delivery for the Department’s capital works program, creating savings estimated at $8 - $10 million every year. By working smarter we are delivering more facilities to NSW schools”, Mrs Williams said.

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