Four school projects in the Tweed have taken a significant step forward, with contracts awarded for the construction of the upgraded schools.
Lipman has been awarded the contract for the main works construction at Tweed Heads South Public School and Tweed River High School, and Richard Crookes Constructions has been awarded the contract for the main works construction at Kingscliff Public School and Kingscliff High School.
Early works undertaken at the schools has also now been completed.
The upgrade at Tweed Heads South Public School will deliver 11 new permanent future focused classrooms, a new library, a more visually appealing and practical street entry, new canteen, new out of school hours care facilities and improved playground and outdoor spaces.
At Tweed River High School, the school community will benefit from new and refurbished teaching spaces, a new library and a new senior learning environment. In August 2020, the NSW Government announced new specialist vocational education facilities at Tweed River High School. This will be in addition to the original school upgrade project.
The upgrade at Kingscliff High School includes a new library, new senior learning environment, refurbished hospitality facilities, creative and performing arts building and new sports pavilion.
The upgrade at Kingscliff Primary School includes new classrooms, a new library, an extended hall with new canteen and out of school hours care facilities, new outdoor spaces and a redeveloped school entry.
Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest said he was excited to see the projects progressing and the early works complete.
“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 education will further build the capability and strength of this region while supporting economic growth,” Mr Provest said.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased the NSW Government was delivering these important upgrades for the Tweed Heads community.
“The multi million dollar upgrade to all four schools will provide the local community with the high-quality education facilities our students and teachers deserve,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We’re committed to providing the very best education for all students and teachers in NSW.”
Early works have been completed at all four schools, delivering a new school entrance and canteen at Tweed Heads South Public School, and an upgrade to the canteen and teaching spaces in Blocks J and R at Tweed River High School. An extension to the Kingscliff Public School hall was completed to accommodate the entire school population, along with a new student canteen and out of school hours care facility. Additional works completed at Kingscliff High School include a new sports and physical education pavilion.
The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing our 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.