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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Students and staff welcome major upgrades at Speers Point Public School

Students and teachers at Speers Point Public School have walked through the gates of their new $14.9 million school facilities.

The multi-million dollar project provided five new permanent teaching spaces, a new library, a new hall and new administration and staff facilities, with two existing teaching spaces refurbished.

“It’s been fantastic to watch the progress of the Speers Point Public School upgrade and I know the students and teachers are excited to settle into their new facilities,” Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Catherine Cusack said.

“We want children across the Hunter region to have the best education possible and providing high-quality school facilities is a key part of that.”

Lake Macquarie MP Greg Piper was delighted to see the new facilities at Speers Point Public School open and said the upgrade will make a huge difference to the entire school community.

“It’s been fantastic to watch students flowing in to 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,” Mr Piper 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.”

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she was proud that the NSW Government has delivered this important project for the Speers Point community.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver over 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

Ms Mitchell said this investment is “to support our students and ensure they have access to high quality education facilities”.

“The scale of school building in NSW is unprecedented and will ensure our growing communities have quality schools to learn in,” she said.

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

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