All ten public schools in the Willoughby electorate are set to benefit from the NSW Government’s $1.2 billion investment for planned maintenance from the 2022/23 NSW Budget funding.

This will include painting, fencing and gate repairs, floor renewal, window and door repairs, roof replacements and sewage repairs and replacements.

Member for Willoughby Tim James said this investment in school maintenance will make up the NSW Government $2.2 billion investment over the next four years.

“We are completing priority works whilst also going above and beyond to create exceptional, comfortable and safe learning spaces.” Mr James said

Local trade businesses will also be encouraged to tender for the projects up to $50,000 through the Local Trade Scheme.

“This is further investment to our local businesses by creating more jobs and boosting our local economy.”

“The NSW Government is committed to long term investments for our local schools and communities”

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased the NSW Government was not just investing in new and upgraded schools, but in maintaining schools across the state.

“Every student deserves to learn in an inspiring learning space, even the smallest of changes such as a coat of paint or laying carpet does contribute to a positive learning experience,” Ms Mitchell said.

The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.