Public schools in Tweed will remain hives of activity over the summer holidays, as the tradespeople arrive to spruce up school grounds while students and teachers are on leave.
More than $375,000 will be spent on school projects in Tweed, which are running over the summer holiday period.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the investment in Tweed schools.
Six of our schools are set to benefit from upgrades which include painting, roof work and toilet upgrades,” Mr Provest said.
“The cost of the jobs ranges from $1500 for toilet replacement at Fingal Head Public School to $130,000 for integration works including ramps at Tweed River High School.
“We carry out projects in our schools every day of the year, but we really ramp it up over summer to get schools in their best condition to start the new school year.
“Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers and get an excellent education and that is what we are delivering for students here in Mr Provest,” said.
The summer holiday blitz is part of the NSW Government’s record $847 million school maintenance investment over the next four years.
The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW along with a record $500 million to provide air conditioning in schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.