Scot MacDonald
19th Nov 2018

Students and teachers at Newcastle East Public School will soon benefit from an upgrade that will provide new and improved facilities being delivered by the NSW Liberal National Government.

Gosford based Artel Constructions have been appointed as constructors and Newcastle based EJE Architecture as architects to start on the works, which will deliver four new flexible classrooms and a new covered outdoor learning area (COLA). Replacement of the existing roof of the heritage building is being investigated.

Construction is forecast to be completed in early 2020.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said he was pleased to see progress on the announcement made as part of the 2017/18 Budget.

“These works will ensure local students and families have the very best when it comes to school facilities,” Mr MacDonald said.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver top-quality educational facilities to give students the best possible start in life.

“This project will help provide the education resources Newcastle students need to help them to reach their full potential,” Mr Stokes said. 

This project is part of the NSW Government’s record $6 billion school building program over the next four years, which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any state government in Australian history.

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