The NSW Government’s Regional Renewal Program is delivering improvements to schools with 45 projects across the Cootamundra electorate.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said it is great to see local schools benefiting from the NSW Government’s historic investment in public education infrastructure.

“This program has supported upgrades to local schools from every corner of the electorate no matter how big or small, including Wombat Public School and West Wyalong High School,” Ms Cooke said.

“Since its launch in 2020, 39 schools have benefited from these investments which are delivering new and improved facilities including car park and kitchen upgrades, the construction of COLA’s.”

Successful projects announced under Round 1, 2 and 4:

  • Ardlethan Central School, Shade Structures & Walkways
  • Barellan Central School, COLA, Shade Structures & Walkways
  • Beckom Public School, Playground Upgrade
  • Caragabal Public School, Toilet Upgrade
  • Coolamon Central School, Toilet Upgrade
  • Cootamundra High School, Hall, MPC, Gym & Communal Space Upgrade
  • Cootamundra Public School, Playground Upgrade
  • Cowra High School, Admin & Staff Upgrade
  • Cowra Public School, Cricket Nets, Kitchen & Window Upgrades
  • E A Southee Public School, Sports Court Upgrade & Shade Structure
  • Eurongilly Public School, Admin & Staff Upgrade
  • Gooloogong Public School, Admin & Staff Upgrade
  • Grenfell Public School, Upgrade Basketball Courts
  • Gundagai High School, Performance Unit Upgrade
  • Gundagai Public School, Carpark & Transport
  • Gundagai South Public School, Admin & Staff Upgrade
  • Holman Place School, Landscaping & Shade Structure
  • Illabo Public School, COLA, Shade Structures & Walkways
  • Junee High School, Welding Bay Upgrade & Playground Equipment Replacement
  • Junee Public School, Playground Upgrade
  • Matong Public School, Sporting Facilities
  • Mulyan Public School, Relocation of Kitchen
  • Murringo Public School, Admin & Staff Upgrade
  • Murrumburrah High School, Replacement of Doors, Roofing Upgrade, Install Automatic Doors at Front Entrance
  • Murrumburrah Public School, Structural, Fabric & Building Upgrade
  • Nangus Public School, Sporting Facilities
  • Narrandera Public School, COLA, Shade Structures & Walkways
  • Quandialla Public School, Playground Upgrade
  • Temora High School, Admin and TAS Shed Upgrades
  • Temora West Public School, Toilet Upgrade
  • The Henry Lawson High School, Sporting Facilities
  • Weethalle Public School, Toilet Upgrade
  • West Wyalong High School, Toilet Upgrade
  • West Wyalong Public School, Toilet Upgrade
  • Wombat Public School, COLA & Covered Walkways
  • Woodstock Public School, COLA, Shade Structures & Walkways
  • Wyalong Public School, Playground Upgrade
  • Young North Public School, Storage Facilities
  • Young Public School, Upgrade PAA Areas

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Regional Renewal Program is driven by what school communities want and includes work such as upgrades to school playgrounds, sport courts and libraries.

“I’m thrilled that regional projects are being delivered for our school communities,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This $120 million investment from government, combined with contributions from local school communities, is delivering for our regional schools providing students with engaging and modern learning spaces.”

The program is supporting more than 1,300 jobs across regional NSW, and wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers have been engaged ensuring the positive impacts of this stimulus are felt as far and wide as possible.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.