Hammondville Public School is one step closer to new and improved facilities, with a playground upgrade announced as part of the NSW Government’s Metro Renewal Program.
Since the announcement of the Metro Renewal Program in November last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities.
State Member for Holsworthy, Melanie Gibbons MP, welcomed the news that this project at Hammondville Public School has been funded.
“I’m delighted to see that the students at Hammondville will have access to a better and more user friendly playground – I know it is a project that the school community have been working towards for some time.
“This $150,000 investment by the Liberal and Nationals Government is essential for our students, so that they can thrive in a great learning environment.
“Delivery of these projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools,” Ms Gibbons said.
The Metro Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in metropolitan areas.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the project at Hammondville Public School was part of the NSW Government’s stimulus program and the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
“I’m pleased that we are continuing our record investment in school infrastructure, including the project at Hammondville Public School. The funding will directly benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs in metro NSW,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This program is part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus response to the pandemic, and will deliver educational benefits, community benefits and economic benefits as communities continue to recover.”
The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.