Education Minister Rob Stokes and Member for Tweed Geoff Provest today visited Pottsville Beach Public School as construction of the $15 million upgrade nears completion.

Once the project is finished next month, the school will benefit from 13 new permanent classrooms and new administration facilities.

All classrooms will be air conditioned as part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Cooler Classrooms program that is seeing air conditioning delivered in thousands of classrooms across the State.

Mr Provest said that only the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government can deliver the new and upgraded schools that the Tweed community deserves.

“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are providing facilities that allow students to achieve their best whilst at school. When they were last in power Labor shut 90 schools and left the others to fall into disrepair. It is only the NSW Liberals & Nationals that are able to deliver for public education in NSW,” Mr Provest said.

Mr Stokes said this project is yet another example of how the NSW Government is building on the state’s world-class education system and delivering the resources our students need to succeed.

“We are making the largest investment in public school infrastructure by any State Government in Australian history. This includes building new schools and upgrading existing facilities to enhance the educational environment for students across NSW,” Mr Stokes said.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $847 million is being spent on school maintenance over four years. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.