Mid-Western schools to share in $3.5 million maintenance boost

Minister for Education Rob Stokes and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant.

Minister for Education Rob Stokes and Member for Dubbo Troy Grant.

Mudgee, Gulgong, Hargraves, Goolma and Lue will be among the schools to share in $3.5 million in extra maintenance money, announced in Tuesday’s NSW state budget.

Member for Dubbo Troy Grant said that Education Minister Rob Stokes has responded to his call to support regional schools.

Mr Grant publically called on the Minister to stump up $1 million in cash to help fix, upgrade and improve schools and claims his wish has been granted, threefold.

“I can’t thank Education Minister Rob Stokes enough for listening and hearing the calls from our teachers and students to fix up our schools, I asked for a million dollars and to get $3.5 million will make a real difference to our schools,” Mr Grant said.

“I’ve been to all my schools and seen firsthand the need for maintenance improvements.

“I’m happy to say that I am stoked with Stokes.”

Mr Grant said this money will go towards fixing class rooms that get too hot or too cold, replace guttering that is falling off and fixing the maintenance issues that impact on the learning environment for children.

The following Schools will be receive funds for maintenance projects;

  • Gulgong High School
  • Gulgong Public School
  • Hargraves Public School
  • Lue Public School
  • Mudgee High School
  • Mudgee Public School
  • Cudgegong Valley Public School
  • Goolma Public School
  • Red Hill Environmental Education Centre

More to come.

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