Seven schools across Tweed are set to receive new and improved facilities, with funding announced for tranche two, as part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.

Since the announcement of the Regional Renewal Program in October last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the news the projects at a number of Tweed schools had been funded in the tranche 2 of the regional renewal program.

“I’m pleased to confirm that the following projects have been included in the program” Mr Provest said.

  • Bilambil Public School                        Upgrade front entrance to Block A
  • Bogangar Public School                     COLA & Shade Structures
  • Centaur Public School                        Shade Structure over Kindergarten Play Area
  • Kingscliff High School                         Marine Studies Upgrade
  • Kingscliff High School                         Marine Studies External Upgrade
  • Pottsville Beach Public School           Bus Shelters
  • Tweed Heads Public School              New COLA 

“This investment by Liberals & Nationals government is part of our commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW. It is about ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be.

“Delivery of these projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools.”

The Regional Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in regional NSW. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings and canteens.

This program is part of the NSW Governments economic stimulus response to the pandemic, and will deliver educational benefits, community benefits and economic benefits as communities continue to recover.”

The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.