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Funding Injection For Local St George Schools

As part of the 2021/22 Minor Capital Works program, a total of five local schools throughout the St George area have received funding to better support students, staff and teachers.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, is pleased to see that the NSW Government is continuing to invest record funding in critical education infrastructure.

“This annual program produces significant benefits for both schools and the broader community, by establishing the best possible learning environment with state of the art infrastructure and facilities,” Mr Coure said.

“Every student deserves access to a premier classroom experience and our Government’s record investment in public education continues to ensure that no matter where you live, we are making this happen.”

Carinya School, Connells Point Public School, Georges River College Oatley Campus, Georges River College Penshurst Girls Campus and Narwee Public School have all received funding under the program.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell, said the projects are part of the NSW Government’s record investment in public education infrastructure and complements works that have commenced across schools as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the co-funded Metro School Renewal Program.

“Across NSW, thousands of students are benefitting from new and upgraded schools and improved learning environments,” Minister Mitchell said.

“These projects also provide hundreds of jobs for local businesses across NSW."

The Department of Education has more than 2,200 NSW public schools and delivery of these projects ensures that schools across the State have access to modern facilities to support learning outcomes.

Local projects include sick bay upgrades, vehicle access improvements and increased accessibility works.

All projects are currently out for tender and final funding amounts will be clarified once this process has concluded.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.