Budawang School construction forges ahead

Construction of the new Budawang School for Specific Purposes (SSP) is well underway, with the concrete slabs for Block A and C poured and framing for Block C complete as the $30 million redevelopment is taking shape.

Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock and Liberal Candidate for South Coast Luke Sikora today visited the site that will soon be able to deliver purpose-built learning spaces and a hydrotherapy aquatic facility to cater for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities from years K-12.

Mrs Hancock said when complete, the project will deliver seven new learning spaces, new core facilities, and additional play space provided on an expanded footprint.

“The site will provide a unique new school with modern facilities, tailored specifically to the needs of the students and this community,” Mrs Hancock said. “It has also been future proofed to accommodate additional student growth if required in the future.”

Liberal Candidate for South Coast Luke Sikora said he was proud the NSW Government is delivering such an important project for South Coast families.

“I’m delighted to be here and see this construction work progressing. This is an important project for southern Shoalhaven, delivering a great educational space for local kids,” Mr Sikora said. “The former Shoalhaven Anglican School site has plenty of potential for providing important educational facilities for our growing community. It has been master planned to deliver the new school and has been protected to allow for the expansion of educational facilities in the near future.”

“This project is a great example of strong support for the local community by Shelley as our Member of Parliament, and the Perrottet Government’s commitment to delivering new and improved school infrastructure for the South Coast.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said NSW Government wants to support students across NSW with the best learning environment.

“The NSW Government has invested more in public education than any other government in Australia,” Ms Mitchell said. “We are delivering quality education to all students across the state.”

The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.

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