Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

$3 MILLION TO REBUILD ST CLAIR HIGH SCHOOL

Friday March 13, 2015

A re-elected Baird Government will invest $3 million to rebuild St Clair High School after a devastating fire last year destroyed 80 per cent of the school’s infrastructure.

 

NSW Treasurer Andrew Constance and Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies visited the school this morning to announce the funding, which is in addition to the insurance payment the school will receive.

 

“This $3 million will go a long way to ensuring St Clair High School is rebuilt to be even bigger and better than it was before,” Mr Constance said.

 

“The fire last June had a devastating impact on the local community, disrupting students, teachers and families.

 

“With this funding, the Baird Government will ensure St Clair High School thrives as a top class learning environment once again.”

 

The additional funding will:

 

  • Deliver a commercial grade kitchen (enabling the Nepean Community College students to share the space) and cater for other community uses of the school.
  • Build a mezzanine level to connect the new build with the existing building.
  • Deliver overhanging shade areas to cover more outside areas for wet weather and social spaces.
  • Design flexible learning spaces and deliver flexible learning furniture.

 

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies said the additional funding will also ensure the school can cater for the growing needs of families in Western Sydney.

 

“We’re not just replacing what was lost – we’re building for the future so more students can enjoy safe, state of the art facilities,” Ms Davies said.

 

“I acknowledge the support of the local school community who have been tremendous under difficult circumstances, and look forward to working with them in the future to see St Clair High School flourish once again.”

"This additional funding announcement is fantastic news not only for St Clair High School  but for the wider St Clair community.  This now means we have the funding available to build an environment that meets the current and future learning needs of St Clair High School and facilitates greater community interaction” said Chris Presland, St Clair High School Principal.