Tanya Davies MP. Member for Mulgoa.

MORE CLASSROOMS FOR STUDENTS IN MULGOA

Wednesday November 18, 2015

Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies has welcomed the announcement of a major expansion of Cecil Hills Public School.

 

Additional permanent classrooms will be built at the school to help meet growing demand.

 

“This major upgrade is fantastic news, not only for Cecil Hills Public School, but for all schools in Mulgoa,” Tanya Davies said.

 

“These new classrooms will increase the school’s capacity and provide flexible, technology rich spaces that will revolutionise teaching and learning in schools across NSW,” said Tanya Davies.

 

This plan is being made possible by around 140 hectares of surplus land at the Glenfield site of Hurlstone Agricultural High School being made available for housing.

 

The high school is being relocated to a new state of the art facility on the grounds of Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury Campus.

 

The existing high school at Glenfield will receive an upgrade, providing future-focused learning spaces and allowing for over 1,000 selective places for Western Sydney.

 

The school has a strong record of excellence, which we will be enhanced by modernising facilities and creating extra spaces for academic high-achievers.

 

Three schools for specific purposes will also be refurbished and extended in the new Glenfield education precinct, providing students with complex needs with the improved facilities.

 

The Government will invest over $30 million for these upgrades.

 

Since 2011 the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed more than $4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance, funding 23 new and relocated schools and 50 major upgrades.

 

This investment is on top of the $1 billion education fund as part of Rebuilding NSW, which will see 1,600 new or refurbished classrooms delivered across the State.