The next round of projects to benefit from the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program has been announced with release of Tranche 3.

The program has delivered hundreds of projects for regional schools including sporting courts, upgrades to bathrooms and libraries.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said it is great to see our schools benefiting from the NSW Government’s commitment to creating modern revitalised school facilities.

“I am excited to see 15 schools will benefit from tranche 3 of the renewal program,” Mr Provest said.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Regional Renewal Program is driven by what schools communities want and includes work such as upgrades to school playgrounds, sport courts and libraries.

“I’m thrilled to see even more regional projects approved for funding in this next tranche of the program.  All of the projects were put forward by the schools, so they are investments that we know the school community wants,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Overall, we will see more $3 million invested in regional school infrastructure in this third tranche of the program.”  

The programs are supporting more than 2,600 jobs across regional and metro NSW, and wherever possible, schools will use local contractors and suppliers ensuring the positive impacts of this stimulus are felt as far and wide as possible.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.