Release date: 27 February 2019
The Lake Macquarie community is another step closer to benefiting from a major upgrade to Speers Point Public School, with a call made for construction tenders.
The tender milestone represents the latest step in the project which will transform the existing school with new permanent teaching spaces and a contemporary learning environment.
As well as new and refurbished permanent teaching spaces, the upgrade will deliver a new hall, amenities, administration and staff facilities.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was building on the State’s world class education system.
“This major upgrade at Speers Point Public School will provide the local community with the high-quality education facilities our children need to succeed,” Mr Stokes said.
“I’m very pleased the NSW Government is delivering these much-needed resources for the education of our children.
“The project will provide students and teachers with innovative learning spaces and modern school facilities. This is exciting for the school as it will create a welcoming environment to learn and work.”
The NSW Government is investing $6 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over four years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.