Students in Tweed are set to benefit from improvements to their school facilities thanks to a $148 million investment across the State, earmarked in the 2022/23 NSW Budget.

7 local schools are set to receive funding under the Minor Capital Works program to make upgrades and improvements to learning facilities.

The schools receiving upgrades are:

  • Bogangar Public School                            Fire hydrant system upgrade
  • Banora Point Public School                       Fire hydrant system upgrade
  • Banora Point Public School                       Perimeter and carpark fencing
  • Banora Point High School                         Provision of Air Cooling – Stage 2
  • Carool Public School                                 Safety fencing
  • Centaur Public School                               Anti-climbing prevention screens
  • Bilambil Public School                               Learning space
  • Carool Public School                                 Covered walkway
  • Fingal Head Public School                        Covered walkway

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP said it is important we have quality facilities to help our students thrive at school.

“School environments play a crucial role in students’ learning experience, so it is important that we provide the quality teaching and learning spaces.

“This funding will help make sure all students have high-quality facilities and that the schools are equipped to manage increases in student numbers.

“Local businesses will also be encouraged to bid for the works through the Local Trade Scheme so that they can also benefit from this funding. This will help ensure the investment supports our local tradies, particularly in regional communities.”

The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.