Students and teachers at Pottsville Beach Public School will benefit from a $15 million upgrade that will provide new and improved facilities funded by the NSW Government.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest turned the first sod to begin construction works for the upgrade, which will include 13 new classrooms and improved library facilities.

Mr Provest welcomed the project reaching this important milestone.

“We want our children to have the best education possible, and this project will help deliver the high quality education our children deserve,” Mr Provest said.

“I’m pleased the NSW Government is delivering this important project.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver the school facilities students and local communities need.

“This project will give students the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Rob Stokes said.

The NSW Government is spending $4.2 billion over four years building 120 new or upgraded schools and $747 million on school maintenance. This is the biggest investment in public school infrastructure in the history of NSW.