Nulkaba Public School included in NSW Government funding announcement for upgrades

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Rob Stokes. PICTURE: Edwina Pickles

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Rob Stokes. PICTURE: Edwina Pickles

Nulkaba Public School will share in $4.2 billion promised to NSW schools for upgrade and redevelopment works.

The funding was announced as part of the 2017 NSW Government Budget to increase capacity at schools across the state.

The exact amount and scope of works has not yet been announced. A spokesperson for Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald said the nature of the upgrades would be announced by the Department of Education “in coming months”.

Nulkaba Public was the only Cessnock school included in the funding announcement.

Mr MacDonald said the upgrade projects would play a vital role in providing school kids with a top-quality education.

“These new schools and upgrades will help provide the facilities our community needs and deserves,” Mr MacDonald said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said NSW public schools were expected to enrol an additional 164,000 students by 2031.

“These projects will ensure students and staff have the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Mr Stokes said.

More details can be found on the new School Infrastructure NSW website also being launched today at: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au.

The NSW Budget will be unveiled on Tuesday.

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