The Tweed Heads community is one step closer to receiving an upgraded Tweed Heads South Public School, following the submission of a Development Application (DA) with the Tweed Shire Council.

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest said he was thrilled to provide his community with this important upgrade.

 “I’m very pleased the NSW Government is prioritising the educational needs of our young people, as our communities continue to grow.

“Tweed Heads is an important, growing regional centre and investments in educational facilities will further build the capability and strength of this region, while supporting economic growth,” Mr Provest said.

“The planning process is well under away and I look forward to receiving community feedback. Many locals share my excitement and will be eager to learn more and to share their views.”

The upgrade at Tweed Heads South Public School will deliver 11 new permanent future focused learning spaces, a new library, a practical street entry, new canteen, new out of school hours’ care facilities and improved playground and outdoor spaces.

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell welcomed the news that the DA had been submitted.

“I’m glad to see that this upgrade is one step closer for the community. The Liberals & Nationals Government is committed to providing the very best educational facilities for all students and teachers to create a safer and stronger regional NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.

“As Education Minister I want the community to know their children are learning in modern, inspiring facilities no matter where they live.”

The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.