The Tweed school community will have its first look at plans for upgrades at four schools in this area today, with new artist’s impressions being released by the NSW Government.

Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest said he was excited to see the illustrations of the upgrades planned for Tweed Heads South Public School, Tweed River Public School, Kingscliff Public School and Kingscliff High School following extensive consultations with the school principals and P & C’s.

The release of the new artist impressions coincides with the tender for early works at the four schools.

Mr Provest welcomed the progress on the major school upgrades and said more than $120 million is being invested into the projects at the four public schools on the state’s north coast.

“I’m excited to be able to share the concept designs for the new schools with the community – these artist impressions give us a really good idea of what the new facilities will look and feel like,” Mr Provest said.

“We want our students to be inspired when they come to school and if these new images are anything to go by, the upgrades at these schools will do just that.

The upgrades will deliver permanent new classrooms and refurbished facilities to each of the four schools including the following:

  • The upgrade at Kingscliff Public School will provide 32 new permanent classrooms, as well as a new library, play spaces and outdoor amphitheatre, and school hall extension.
  • At Kingscliff High School students will benefit from refurbished learning spaces and library, a new visual and performing arts building and a purpose-built Physical Education pavilion.
  • The upgrade at Tweed Heads South Public School will deliver nine new permanent classrooms, a new library and new out of school hours care facilities and improved playground space.
  • At Tweed River High School the school community will benefit from a new library, three new science labs and two new classrooms, extension of the technology and applied studies building and hospital teaching area, and upgrade of canteen.

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell welcomed the news that the projects were now tendering for early works and said she delighted to see the new artist impressions for the school upgrades.

“Tweed Heads and Kingscliff are important, growing regional centres, so I’m very pleased the NSW Government is prioritising the educational needs of our young people,” Ms Mitchell said.

“These projects at Tweed Heads South Public School, Tweed River Public School, Kingscliff Public School and Kingscliff High School will benefit the north coast communities for years to come.”

Site preparations and early works at the four schools are expected to begin in March, followed by the main works construction which is due to commence in mid-2020.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.