State government allocates extra $6 million that will clear local school maintenance backlog by July 2020

WORKS: Three public high schools in the electorate, and 25 primary schools will benefit from the extra $6 million in state funding for school maintenance. Picture: David Stewart
WORKS: Three public high schools in the electorate, and 25 primary schools will benefit from the extra $6 million in state funding for school maintenance. Picture: David Stewart

THE state government has allocated an extra $6 million to be spent on school maintenance – an allocation that will enable the backlog of works required on schools in the Lake Macquarie electorate to be cleared by July next year.

Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper welcomed the funding.

“Our local schools are extremely important assets and I’m very pleased they’re getting some long-overdue attention,” Mr Piper said.

“I know that schools such as Lake Macquarie High School have a maintenance backlog that will cost several million dollars to clear. This money, which will come in addition to existing maintenance funds, will get maintenance and repair works under control.

Schools will welcome this funding for things such as carpet replacement, painting, roof and playground works.

- MP Greg Piper

“We have three public high schools and 25 primary schools in the electorate and I’m certain that every one of those schools will welcome this funding for things such as carpet replacement, painting, roof and playground works.

Schools in the Lake Macquarie electorate which will have maintenance backlogs cleared.-

         Arcadia Vale Public School

         Argenton Public School

         Awaba Public School

         Biddabah Public School

         Biraban Public School

         Blackalls Park Public School

         Bonnells Bay Public School

         Boolaroo Public School

         Booragul Public School

         Cardiff Public School

         Cardiff South Public School

         Coal Point Public School

         Cooranbong Public School

         Dora Creek Public School

         Fassifern Public School

         Fennell Bay Public School

         Five Islands School

         Lake Macquarie High School

         Morisset High School

         Morisset Public School

         Rathmines Public School

         Speers Point Public School

         Teralba Public School

         Toronto High School

         Toronto Public School

         Wakefield School

         Wangi Wangi Public School

         Wyee Public School

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