Scot MacDonald
16th Mar 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today visited Hunter River High School and Irrawang High Schools in Raymond Terrace to inspect current and planned maintenance projects at both schools.

Mr MacDonald said he was keen to see the projects underway for himself to appreciate the current and future needs of schools in Port Stephens.

“I asked for and received a briefing from Schools Infrastructure on maintenance processes and strategy for Hunter schools in December, and was pleased to follow up today with a visit to two schools that the briefing covered” Mr MacDonald said.

“The NSW Government is committed to addressing the maintenance list at Hunter schools and it’s important for me to see this underway and pleasing to see the progress we are making in addressing the $1 billion schools maintenance liability we inherited from Labor.”

“My thanks goes to Hunter River High School Principal Deb Dibley and Irrawang High School Principal Paul Baxter for their passion, commitment, and innovative approaches to public education.”

“The NSW Government has invested $747 million over the next four years on school maintenance and across the Hunter schools have had their planned maintenance reduced by $23.7 million.”