Record school building program continues for Western Sydney

More than $2 billion is being invested in public education infrastructure across Western Sydney as the NSW Government continues its record school building program.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Member for Seven Hills Mark Taylor today turned the sod on the latest project to start construction on the multi-million dollar upgrade at Seven Hills High School.

Ms Mitchell said that the NSW Government is continuing to invest in growing community across Western Sydney.

“The NSW Government has invested more in public education infrastructure than any previous government, and communities in Western Sydney are seeing the benefits,” Ms Mitchell said.

“More than $2 billion is being invested in the planning and delivery of 50 new and upgraded school projects, thanks to the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.

“This record funding will provide world-class learning facilities to Western Sydney students now and for generations to come, like what we will see here at Seven Hills High School.”

The upgrade at Seven Hills High School will provide new specialist vocational education and training (VET) facilities as part of the NSW Government Vocational Schools Pilot project initiative.

Minister for Skills and Training Alister Henskens said the upgrade would help turbocharge the take-up of vocational education and training and prepare students for future jobs in important industries including community and health services.

“We’re delivering more opportunities than ever before to help people get the skills they need for the jobs they want and this specialist training facility at Seven Hills High School will provide a golden opportunity for students,” Mr Henskens said.

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the NSW Government continues to invest in Western Sydney.

“We know that Western Sydney is one of the best places to live, work and raise a family, the NSW Government continues to invest in infrastructure to cater for our growing population.”

Mr Taylor said he was delighted to be there for the official start of construction and that the upgrade will be an exciting addition that will deliver modern resources to local students both now and for generations to come.

“The upgrade at Seven Hills High School is really exciting, it means the students will have new specialist VET facilities as part of the NSW Government Vocational Schools Initiative,” Mr Taylor said.

“Seven Hills is a growing community and the upgrade at Seven Hills High School is part of the government’s commitment to supporting families in this area.”

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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