Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith today announced that the final ‘tools down’ has been called at Cambridge Gardens Public School, with construction of the school’s new security fencing now complete.
The $297,000 project began in late 2021, with the focus to provide security upgrades to the school.
Stuart Ayres, said the project has provided the school with CCTV cameras and a total of 562 metres of fencing and gates.
“This will improve the safety of students, staff and visitors during and after school hours, and better protect the school facilities.” Stuart Ayres said.
“I am pleased the NSW Government has delivered this important project for our students, and I look forward to seeing its benefits,” Stuart Ayres said.
As part of the department’s Security Initiatives Program, the department works closely with schools to identify effective risk mitigation strategies, tailored to the needs of the individual school.
Each financial year schools are considered for inclusion in the program, with security measures including security fencing, CCTV, automated vehicle gates, electronic access controls, alarms and key management systems.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said schools are better funded under this government than ever before.
“We are building on our long-term commitment to improve the infrastructure at our local schools, delivering a pipeline of new and upgraded schools and also funding new roofs, security upgrades, outdoor spaces and improvements to accessibility,” Ms Mitchell said.
The project is part of the Department of Education’s Security Initiatives Program, with funding secured as part of the 2021/22 NSW Budget.
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.