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Upgrades to local schools paves way for brighter, cleaner future

The NSW Government’s ongoing LED Lighting Upgrade Program is delivering real improvements to local schools within the Oatley Electorate, laying the foundations for a greener future.

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said, the program continues to benefit a number of schools within the Oatley Electorate, with the NSW Government committing $157.8 million to the program, which was launched in October 2020.

“The LED light program continues to improve the quality of classrooms and cut school power bills. Recently, a number of local schools have been added to the ever-expanding list of those already benefiting from the program,” Mr Coure said.

“The program is also set to maintain and further support a number of local jobs, targeting small to medium sized contractors to install the new lights, which is great for local jobs and our local economy.”

The program will continue to replace fluorescent lights in local primary and high schools with LED lights, which are cheaper to run, easier to replace and better for the environment.

New local schools set to receive the lighting upgrades include Carinya School, Georges River College Oatley and Peakhurst campuses, Hurstville Grove Infants School, Lugarno Public, Mortdale Public, Oatley Public and Peakhurst West Public.

Minister for Education, Sarah Mitchell said, research has shown that improved lighting has a positive impact on students’ education.

“We are continuing to roll out record amounts of funding for schools across the state,” Minister Mitchell said.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, which is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.