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NEW SCHOOL FOR THURGOONA

Member for Albury Justin Clancy MP today welcomed the announcement of a new school for Thurgoona.

“Today, in delivering the NSW Budget for 2022-2023, the Treasurer placed a new school for Thurgoona firmly on the worklist,” said Mr Clancy.

“It is a fully funded project, it is a public school, and we are delivering it.

“Much preliminary work has been underway to get us to this point, and now, with $1.7 million in funding for planning, we are entering the phase where substantial planning will commence, including site options, size, facilities and costing.”

“Last October I spoke in NSW Parliament about the increasingly urgent need for a new public school in Thurgoona. I have been hearing from parents and staff about their concerns and have been pressing government on the case for a new school.

“Such is the need that even as recently as 1 June, I posted to social media on the importance of action for the people of Thurgoona and my continued representations to that effect.

“Our school building program will secure a brighter future for Thurgoona families for generations to come,” Mr Clancy said.

“This government knows nothing is more important than the education of our children and our community warmly welcomes this investment.

“The NSW Government is making NSW the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the NSW Government is investing an additional $1.6 billion to deliver 23 new and upgraded schools in this budget.

“Since 2017, the NSW Government has invested $9.1 billion in school building projects, and we will keep funding school infrastructure at record levels to ensure that students right across NSW have access to high quality learning facilities,” Ms Mitchell said 

“This government is building more schools than any other in history - and we will not be slowing down, because nothing is more important than investing in our children’s education.” 

The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion over the next four years, continuing delivery of 160 new and upgraded schools. This builds on the $9.1 billion in projects delivered since 2017, a pipeline of $17.7 in public education infrastructure. This is the largest investment in building schools in the history of NSW.