Wednesday May 14, 2014
The Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP, visited Glenmore Park High School this week to see first-hand some of the maintenance work that has been carried out over the Easter school holiday period. There were 17 projects worth $97,032 undertaken at 5 schools in Tanya’s electorate during the Term One school holidays which just ended.
During the Term One break, work had started or continued on construction and maintenance projects at Glenmore Park High School ($19,465), Oxley Park Public School ($33,255), Kurrambee School ($15,089), Regentville Public School ($2,110) and St Marys Senior High School ($27,114).
“The school holiday period provides the opportunity to repair school facilities, or start new projects, while students and staff are out of the classroom,” Tanya Davies said
Some of these works include maintenance on doors and door frames, ceilings and fencing repairs, roofing, gutters and downpipes repairs, and pavements.
“While many of these projects are small, they make a big difference to the school environment” said Stuart Harvie and Lisette Gorick, who are presently the acting Principals at Glenmore Park High School.
“The NSW Government has committed over $2.4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance over the past three years; this includes 16 new or relocated public schools and major upgrades to 30 schools across the State” Tanya Davies said.
$320 million annually has been dedicated to school maintenance, a 23% increase from the previous Government’s last budget.
“We are also delivering projects more efficiently. We have introduced an industry-standard method of delivery for the Department of Education’s capital works program, creating savings estimated at $8-$10 million every year. By working smarter we are delivering more facilities to NSW schools.” Tanya Davies said.