School upgrade complete at Wangi Wangi


A multi-million-dollar upgrade to battle the growing student community at Wangi Wangi Public School has finally been completed.

The renovation to the local primary school, which began in late 2018, involved six new teaching spaces, new administration building and refurbishing the existing hall into a space for special programs.

A new hall has also been built for students and teachers.

The work follows the recent completion of upgrades at Speers Point Public School.

Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper said he was delighted to see the opening of the new facilities.

“It’s been fantastic to watch students flowing into the upgraded Speers Point Public and Wangi Wangi Public Schools, and I know the entire school community have been excited to settle into their new facilities,” he said.

“I appreciate the NSW Government’s significant investment in our local schools, and I’m looking forward to working further with them on upgrades to other local schools.”

A walk through of the Wangi Wangi Public School upgrade.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter, Catherine Cusack, says the upgrades will benefit the local community for years to come.

“We want NSW school students to have the very best education and providing high-quality school facilities like these is a key part of that goal,” she said.

The NSW Government plans on continuing upgrades to 190 schools through investing $6.7 billion over four years.

In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years and $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools.

The funds provided is the largest investment to public education infrastructure in NSW history.

-Tia Thomas