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Local Schools Benefit From Additional Maintenance

Eight schools in the local area are among the 968 schools across NSW that have received maintenance work thanks to a funding injection from the NSW Government.

Education Minister, Sarah Mitchell, said an estimated $200 million was spent on works at NSW public schools during the last few months.

These works are part of a $1.3 billion election commitment that is on track to be completed by the middle of the year.

“We are now over halfway to achieving our election commitment to wipe the additional maintenance backlog at our schools and we are on track to achieve it by July this year as promised,” Ms Mitchell said.

“The effort made by tradespeople, builders and department staff across the state has been incredible, handling both the task of bushfire recovery for day one and pushing on with our maintenance commitment.”

The maintenance blitz focused on additional repairs and upgrades including roof works, new floor coverings, drainage, electrical work and painting.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has welcomed the works which have taken place, saying that they create a better school environment for all.

“I’m excited to see the investment the NSW Government is making to improve the schools in our local community,” Mr Coure said.

“These works represent a commitment to not just maintain our public schools but to constantly improve them.”

Maintenance works such as painting, flooring upgrades and administration upgrades have been undertaken at the following local schools:

· Connells Point Public School

· Oatley West Public School

· Penshurst West Public School

· Carinya School

· Peakhurst South Public School

· Oatley Public School

· Bald Face Public School

· Peakhurst West Public School

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years, which is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.