Extra infrastructure funding for NSW public schools

THE HON JASON CLARE MP
MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

SENATOR THE HON ANTHONY CHISHOLM
ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EDUCATION

EXTRA INFRASTRUCTURE FUNDING FOR NSW PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The latest round of the Albanese Government’s Schools Upgrade Fund will deliver $68 million in vital infrastructure projects for New South Wales public schools.

Under Round 2 of the Schools Upgrade Fund, 52 public schools across New South Wales will each benefit from funding of at least $250,000 to build or upgrade infrastructure.

The successful projects include upgrading food and tech classrooms, installing new playground equipment and upgrading sporting facilities.

Public schools with the greatest need have been prioritised, including schools with high numbers of students from a low-socio economic background, First Nations Students, and students with disability.

Round 2 was open to all public schools and applications closed in February.

Schools submitted their projects to their relevant state and territory education departments which made recommendations to the Australian Government.

More information on the Schools Upgrade Fund is available at www.education.gov.au/schools-upgrade-fund

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education Jason Clare:

“I want all students to get access to a quality education, including access to quality facilities to learn in and play on.

“From upgrading tech classrooms to new outdoor equipment and replacing demountables, this funding will deliver upgrades to public schools that need it the most.

“This is another important step in building a better and fairer education system.”

Quotes attributable to Assistant Minister for Education Senator Anthony Chisholm:

“Our schools deserve great infrastructure and the latest equipment to help students achieve their best – no matter where they live, or what their background may be.

“To continue to be a smart and innovative nation, we need to ensure that all Australians have the same opportunities and access to a supportive learning environment.

“This is a great outcome for New South Wales schools and I’m thrilled that we can deliver this funding to complete important school infrastructure projects, especially in the state’s regional and rural areas.”

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL NSW SCHOOLS

School NameLocation
Ashcroft High SchoolAshcroft
Barrack Heights Public SchoolBarrack Heights
Bass High SchoolBass Hill
Blackett Public SchoolBlackett
Coffs Harbour Learning CentreBoambee
Toomelah Public SchoolBoggabilla
Boggabilla Central SchoolBoggabilla
Bowraville Central SchoolBowraville
Brungle Public SchoolBrungle
Cabramatta High SchoolCabramatta
Airds High SchoolCampbelltown
Cessnock East Public SchoolCessnock
Cessnock High SchoolCessnock
Chester Hill High SchoolChester Hill
Condobolin High SchoolCondobolin
Forbes High SchoolForbes
Lakeside SchoolGateshead
Wiripaang Public SchoolGateshead
Gilgandra High SchoolGilgandra
James Busby High SchoolGreen Valley
Kalinda SchoolGriffith
Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High SchoolGuildford
Gunnedah High SchoolGunnedah
Kempsey South Public SchoolKempsey
Melville High SchoolKempsey
Gralee SchoolLeeton
James Meehan High SchoolMacquarie Fields
Manilla Central SchoolManilla
Miller High SchoolMiller
Mogo Public SchoolMogo
Moree Secondary CollegeMoree
Chifley College – 5 campusesMount Druitt
Narromine High SchoolNarromine
Shoalhaven High SchoolNowra
Glenroi Heights Public SchoolOrange
Canobolas Rural Technology High SchoolOrange
Peak Hill Central SchoolPeak Hill
Casuarina SchoolRiverstone
South Grafton High SchoolSouth Grafton
Tamworth High SchoolSouth Tamworth
Taree Public SchoolTaree
Chatham High SchoolTaree
Mount Austin High SchoolWagga Wagga
Wakefield SchoolWakefield
Warrawong High SchoolWarrawong
Wellington High SchoolWellington
Penrith Valley Learning CentreWerrington
Green Hill Public SchoolWest Kempsey
Kempsey West Public SchoolWest Kempsey
Wilcannia Central SchoolWilcannia
Windale Public SchoolWindale
Hopetown SchoolWyong