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NSW schools get $120M infrastructure boost


More than 190 schools are set to receive infrastructure upgrades under Tranche 2 of the $120 million NSW Government Metro Renewal Program.

The $240 million Metro and Regional Renewal Program will support more than 2600 jobs across regional and metro New South Wales.

Where possible, schools will use local contractors and suppliers to ensure the positive impacts of the investment are felt as far and wide as possible.

More than 1300 projects have been approved across 1200 schools as part of the renewal program.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the NSW Government is committed to ensuring students across NSW have access to quality school facilities.

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“Hundreds of schools across Sydney have been given the green light to their projects and will go out to tender immediately,” Berejiklian said.

“Fires, COVID-19 and floods have had a huge impact on people across NSW, including our school communities who saw their school year disrupted and campuses impacted. This funding will provide a boost, not only to local school infrastructure projects and the economy but also to the morale of school communities.”

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the program is driven by what school communities want.

“I’m delighted to see 220 metro projects in this next tranche of the program, all put forward by schools as priorities,” Mitchell said.

“Overall, we will see over $76 million invested in metro school infrastructure in this second tranche of the program.”

Projects are identified by school communities and co-funded by the school and the NSW Government.

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