Tuesday July 24, 2018
Cecil Hills High School will benefit from the NSW Government’s record $6 billion school building spend, announced as part of the NSW State Budget.
The school will receive funding to plan for an expansion including new classrooms and upgraded core facilities to meet future enrolment growth.
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies today visited Cecil Hills High School to announce the funding for the expansion which will be of great benefit to students and the local community as a whole.
“The Cecil Hills area is booming. As the area continues to grow we need to ensure our schools have the facilities they need to provide our kids with the best possible education,” Tanya Davies said.
“Work on the Cecil Hills Public School upgrade is currently underway to provide 15 new permanent teaching spaces which will allow the school to accommodate an extra 160 students.”
“I am pleased to announce that in this year’s budget Cecil Hills High School has received funding to meet their future needs.”
The NSW Government will invest $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools throughout NSW.
This is the largest investment into schools by any state government in history.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver the school facilities students and local communities need.
“We remain dedicated to our goal of offering first-class education facilities to every student in NSW,” Mr Stokes said.
During the course of this year, work will commence on 40 new and upgraded school projects, and planning will also begin on a further 22 new and upgraded schools, including Cecil Hills High School. This complements work that is currently underway on more than 110 ongoing major school infrastructure projects, bringing the total number of projects being delivered across the State to more than 170.
As part of the NSW Budget 2018-19 the NSW Government has also committed $500 million over five years to provide a sustainable air conditioning program for NSW schools.
This investment will ensure that the NSW Government responds to the needs of students in not only the hottest parts of the State but also in other areas across NSW.