Public school maintenance backlogs reduced by $23.7 million

Scot MacDonald. Picture: David Stewart
Scot MacDonald. Picture: David Stewart

PUBLIC schools in the Hunter have had their planned maintenance lists reduced by $23.7 million as new figures released this week show the benefits of the state government’s blitz on roofing, flooring, painting and other maintenance projects. 

Among the local schools with the largest reductions in maintenance lists was Lake Munmorah High School ($900,616), Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter and Central Coast, Scot MacDonald, said.​

“Providing high-quality school facilities is vital to give our children the education they need and deserve,” Mr MacDonald said.

“These works ensure we’re providing those facilities after we inherited a $1 billion liability from the previous Labor government.”

The reduction in the liability follows the state government’s record $747-million school maintenance investment over the next four years in last year’s Budget, he said.

On the Central Coast, the school with the largest reduction in its maintenance list was Wadalba Community School ($2,161,092).