Monday, 05 May 2014
MAINTENANCE WORK CONTINUES AT SCHOOLS
Local State Member Pru Goward has said that projects worth up to $69,400 were undertaken at six schools during the Term One school holidays.
Ms Goward said that during the Term One break, work had started or continued on construction and maintenance projects at the local schools.
“The school holiday period provided the opportunity to repair school facilities, or start new projects, while students and staff are out of the classroom,” Ms Goward said
“While many of these projects are small, they make a big difference to the school environment.”
Some of these works include:
Tallong Public School - Painting - $4,500
Goulburn Public School - Replace gutter - $5,800
Mulwaree High School - Various Maintenance Elements - $9,100
Wollondilly Public School - Various Maintenance Elements - $23,000
Moss Vale Public School - Painting - $17,000
Moss Vale High School - Painting - $10,000
“The NSW Government has committed over $2.4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance over the past three years,” Ms Goward said.
“This includes 16 new or relocated public schools and major upgrades to 30 schools across the State.
“$320 million annually has been dedicated to school maintenance, a 23% increase from the previous Government’s last budget.
“We are also delivering projects more efficiently. We have introduced an industry-standard method of delivery for the Department’s capital works program, creating savings estimated at $8 - $10 million every year. By working smarter we are delivering more facilities to NSW schools.”