The NSW Government is increasing its historic investment in new and upgraded schools, delivering funding for 44 new and upgraded school projects announced as part of the 2021/22 Budget.
This includes funding for 30 projects that were prioritised for planning and 14 new works in areas of high need.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the school building pipeline has already invested billions of dollars into new and upgraded schools, with 50 delivered last year alone.
“This budget continues our historic school infrastructure investment with an additional $2.1 billion spend to deliver new and upgraded schools across NSW,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“Since 2019, this government has delivered more than 100 new and upgraded schools – it’s an important achievement, but we are not done.”
The 2021/22 Budget will include funding to deliver:
- A new primary school in Gregory Hills
- A new primary school at Westmead
- The new selective high school in Southwest Sydney
- The relocation of Wee Waa High School
- A new high school in Marsden Park
- Jordan Springs Public School – Stage 2
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the government is providing for families across the state and in growth areas.
“Communities have never seen investment in education like this before, including in high growth areas. Western Sydney alone is seeing an additional $2 billion investment in new works,” Mr Perrottet said.
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said that the investment in schools is an investment in the future of NSW.
“This budget shows yet again that we are a government that delivers on its commitments. We plan for schools – and then, once planning is complete, we fund them for construction,” Ms Mitchell said.
“This historic program began in 2017 and since then, we have spent more than $7 billion on new and upgraded schools. The additional funds in this Budget grow the pipeline to $7.9 billion worth of investment in new and upgraded schools over the next four years, making this a $15 billion school building program.
“Across NSW, thousands and thousands of students are benefitting from new and upgraded schools, and this will continue under this government.”
These initiatives will be announced as part of the 2021/22 Budget with the NSW Government continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools representing an injection of $7.9 billion into the NSW economy over the next four years.