The NSW Government is continuing to improve our schools and classrooms through the LED Lighting Upgrade Program and the Metro Renewal Program.
Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith said it is great to see local schools benefiting from the NSW Government’s historic investment in public education infrastructure and supporting jobs in our local area.
The $157.8 million LED program was launched as a stimulus response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is replacing fluorescent lights in NSW primary and high schools with LED lights.
Local schools with completed upgrades include Jamisontown Public School, Leonay Public School, Penrith High School, Samuel Terry Public School and York Public School with Cambridge Gardens Public School soon to be underway.
“This program has been able to target small to medium sized contractors to install the lights which is great for local jobs and our local economy.
“The Metro Renewal Program has seen upgrades completed at Cranebrook High School and Kingswood High school while a carpark upgrade at Emu Plains Public School is currently in progress.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Metro Renewal Program is driven by what school communities want and includes work such as upgrades to school playgrounds, sport courts and libraries.
“I’m thrilled that metro projects are being delivered for our school communities,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This $120 million investment from government, combined with contributions from local school communities, is delivering for metro schools providing students with engaging and modern learning spaces.”
The program is supporting more than 1,300 jobs across metro Sydney, and wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers have been engaged ensuring the positive impacts of this stimulus are felt as far and wide as possible.
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.