NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell today officially opened the new $4.9 million performing arts facility at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School – delivering on an election commitment for the Penrith community.
\”This is a great day for Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School, which now has the specialist facilities the school needs and deserves,\” Mr O’Farrell said.
\”The Nepean Arts Centre gives teachers and students the best possible environment to learn and showcase their skills instead of operating out of a makeshift classroom.
\”The NSW Liberals & Nationals promised the performing arts facility before the election – we have fully-funded and delivered it in Government.
\”We are getting on with the job of delivering important infrastructure projects for families in Penrith and the rest of the Western Sydney region.\”
The project includes a state-of-the-art movement studio with retractable seating and a dance performance workshop.
Other features include a control room, student change rooms and toilets, access toilets, store rooms, a staff room, office and servery, games court and car parking.
Penrith MP Stuart Ayres said the facility finally gives Western Sydney a venue that helps meet its long-term creative and performing arts education needs.
\”The previous Labor Government announced many years ago that Nepean High School would become a centre of arts excellence but never provided the facilities to make it happen,\” Mr Ayres said.
\”I am proud to be part of a NSW Liberals & Nationals Government which has delivered bricks and mortar to the people of Western Sydney, not hollow promises.
\”This gives students in Western Sydney the very best opportunity to reach their potential.\”