Local businesses invited to get on board upgrading public schools in the Hunter

Release date: 23 August 2019

Business owners from all over the Hunter region are invited to a series of special industry breakfasts to learn more about the new simplified prequalification application process.

In the next four years, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on an ambitious program to wipe out the backlog of planned maintenance at public schools across NSW. And the focus is squarely on employing local workforces.

The first information session, being held today Friday 23 August, will offer potential contractors the opportunity to hear about the various types of work available at public schools in the Hunter region.

The improved application process comes as the NSW Government is making an unprecedented investment into school infrastructure to ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school.

As part of this investment, last year the School Infrastructure NSW Asset Management Unit, in partnership with contractors, delivered:

  • more than 47,000 maintenance works across 1,164 schools to the total value of $310 million
  • in excess of 44,500 essential urgent repairs
  • about $35 million worth of school and community funded works.

School Infrastructure NSW values the contribution of the contractors it collaborates with and wants to say ‘thank you’ to everyone involved in delivering these important maintenance projects.

To find out about work opportunities, and learn how businesses can benefit from the new simplified process for working with School Infrastructure NSW, a further two information sessions are being held as follows: