Students and staff at five local Penrith schools are set to benefit from improved facilities, as part of the $484 million 2021/22 Minor Capital Works program. The annual program, consisting of upgrading and renewing school facilities produces significant community benefits and provides an opportunity for meaningful investment in schools.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the announcement and said he was proud the NSW Government was continuing to invest in public schools across Penrith.
”I’m delighted that Cambridge Gardens, Kingswood Public, Nepean CAPA, Penrith Public and Penrith South Public schools will benefit from works ranging from security fencing to wheelchair access upgrades,” Stuart Ayres said.
“It’s essential for our students, that they can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the projects in Penrith are part of the NSW Government’s record investment in public education infrastructure and complements works that have commenced across schools as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the co-funded Regional/Metro School Renewal Program.
“Across NSW, thousands of students are benefitting from new and upgraded schools and improved learning environments,” Ms Mitchell said.
“These projects also provide hundreds of jobs for local businesses across NSW.”
The Department of Education has more than 2,200 NSW public schools and delivery of these projects ensures that schools across the state have access to modern facilities to support learning outcomes. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, fencing and canteens.
The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.