State government announces major upgrades for Wangi Wangi and Speers Point schools | photos | video

MAJOR upgrades are planned for Wangi Wangi and Speers Point public schools.

The state government has issued a tender for the works.

Liberal member of the Legislative Council, Taylor Martin, said the upgrades would deliver improved facilities for students and teachers.

“Only the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government can be trusted to deliver these important projects to make sure our children have the best possible start to life,” Mr Martin said.

The upgrades will include:

  • five new air-conditioned classrooms, two refurbished air conditioned classrooms, a hall, a canteen and new administration and staff facilities at Speers Point Public School; and
  • six new air-conditioned classrooms, an administration building, a canteen and a hall at Wangi Wangi Public School.
A fly through of the planned upgrade to Wangi Wangi Public School

Liberal candidate for Lake Macquarie, Lindsay Paterson, welcomed the announcement.

“This is great news for local families. We are ensuring that we have the top-quality school facilities our students need now and into the future,” Mr Paterson said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the projects were another example of the state government delivering the school resources teachers and children deserved.

“We want our children to have the best opportunities and providing high-quality school facilities is essential,” Mr Stokes said.

The major upgrades to Speers Point and Wangi Wangi public schools were part of the government’s record $6 billion school building program to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools, he said.

The government had also committed "an unprecedented investment" to eliminate the school maintenance backlog, Mr Stokes said.

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