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NSW schools to open after construction blitz

Construction works have allowed for one of the largest investments made into public school infrastructure in New South Wales, with seven new and 17 upgraded schools opening their doors in Term 1 2020.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded education infrastructure across the state. It is the largest investment into public education in the history of NSW.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the upgrades will benefit more than 20,000 students across NSW.

“It is set to be another big year for public schools with 24 new and upgraded schools opening this term,” Berejiklian said.

“The state-of-the-art schools include new classrooms, performance studios, sports facilities, outdoor learning areas, halls and libraries to ensure students are receiving the best education.”

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Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new and upgraded schools were part of the NSW Government’s commitment to education and ensuring that Australia’s largest education system is world class.

“Schools in both regional and metro NSW are benefitting from this historic $6.7 billion investment in school infrastructure,” Mitchell said

“These 24 new and upgraded schools represent a $974 million investment in our children’s education for generations to come.

“Along with our fantastic teachers and staff, these new buildings will be an asset to children who learn in them.”

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