Scot MacDonald
5th Feb 2018

Public schools on the Central Coast have had their planned maintenance lists reduced by $24.7 million as new figures to be released this week show the benefit of a blitz on roofing, flooring, painting and other maintenance projects.

The ten Central Coast schools with the largest reductions are;

  • Wadalba Community School - Wyong                                               $2,161,092
  • Kincumber High School -Terrigal                                                       $1,182,526
  • Gosford Public School - Gosford                                                       $1,125,312
  • Erina High School - Terrigal                                                               $1,034,404
  • Henry Kendall High School - Gosford                                                $949,280
  • Brisbane Water Secondary College Umina Campus - Gosford        $947,899
  • Narara Valley High School - Gosford                                                 $796,412
  • Terrigal High School - Terrigal                                                           $763,151
  • Woy Woy South Public School - Gosford                                          $680,058
  • Gosford High School - Gosford                                                          $656,234

The NSW Liberal National Government has reduced the State’s planned school maintenance list by more than $200 million – or by about a quarter – in the past 18 months.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC welcomed the improvement in local school facilities due to the record investment.

“I am pleased to see the NSW Government delivering these important works for Central Coast schools,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Providing high-quality school facilities is vital to give our children the education they need and deserve. These works ensure we’re providing those facilities after we inherited a $1 billion liability from the previous Labor Government.”

Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said all schools were benefitting from the NSW Government’s record $747 million school maintenance investment.

“Schools across the Central Coast are benefitting from increased funding to reduce planned maintenance lists and build new facilities to cater for projected growth,” Mr Crouch said.

“The NSW State Liberal Government’s record funding investment will future-proof our local schools, and stands in stark contrast to Labor’s appalling sixteen year record of neglect and mismanagement.”