The Tweed electorate is one step closer to upgrades commencing at Kingscliff Public School and Kingscliff High School, with a call made for construction tenders.

Early construction work is currently being undertaken on both schools and Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest welcomed the next steps towards the major upgrades.

“The contract for major works signifies the next milestone in the $70 million upgrades which will deliver permanent new classrooms and refurbished facilities to each of the two schools”, said Mr Provest.

“Kingscliff is an important, growing regional centre, so I’m very pleased the NSW Government is prioritising the educational needs of our young people.”

“These upgrades provide our local business community with the opportunity to provide skills and services that further build the capability and strength of our communities, while improving economic growth for the region.”

The upgrades, which are due to be complete by the end of 2021, include the following new facilities:

  • The upgrade at Kingscliff Public School will provide 32 new permanent classrooms, a new library, play spaces and outdoor amphitheatre, and new school entry and teacher facilities.
  • At Kingscliff High School students will benefit from refurbished learning spaces, a new library, a new creative and performing arts building, new senior learning environment, a new sports pavilion and the refurbishment of hospitality teaching facilities.

Early works started at both schools in April 2020, delivering a new canteen and extension of the hall at Kingscliff Public School and a new purpose-built sports pavilion at Kingscliff High School.