Scot MacDonald
11th Apr 2018

Hunter residents will now have access to more playgrounds, ovals and sports courts as part of the NSW Government’s Share Our Space Program.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC today announced that following a successful trial over summer, 81 public schools across NSW including 19 in the Hunter will open their gates these school holidays to allow everyone in the community to enjoy their playgrounds, sports courts and ovals;

  • Arcadia Vale Public School
  • Belmont High School
  • Cessnock West Public School
  • Charlestown East Public School
  • Dudley Public School
  • Garden Suburb Public School
  • Glendore Public School
  • Greta Public School
  • Hunter River High School
  • Hunter School of Performing Arts
  • Millfield Public School
  • New Lambton Heights Infants School
  • New Lambton South Public School
  • Newcastle East Public School
  • Redhead Public School
  • Speers Point Public School
  • Tarro Public School
  • Wangi Wangi Public School
  • Wirreanda Public School

“This is great news for families in the Hunter as it not only will give parents and children access to more open green space, but also provide them with more options for school holiday activities,” Mr MacDonald said.

The $30 million Share Our Space Program follows Monday’s $120 million commitment by the NSW Government to secure strategic open spaces for public use and to build more than 200 new and improved playgrounds.

The announcements form part of the NSW Government’s new $290 million Open Spaces and Green Sydney package.

Mr MacDonald said today’s announcement would benefit both the Hunter community and the schools involved.

“Participating schools will also receive a boost, with a $5000 grant that they can use to help upgrade their facilities for community and school use.”

The playgrounds will be open from 8am to 6pm, 7 days a week, from 16th to 27th April 2018.

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