A re-elected Baird Government will build a new multi-million dollar primary school in Bella Vista, Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli has announced.
Mr Piccoli was joined in Bella Vista by Member for Baulkham Hills David Elliott and Liberal candidate for Seven Hills Mark Taylor.
“This project will provide a new public school catering for 500 Kindergarten to Year 6 students in the suburbs around Bella Vista and Kellyville,” Mr Elliott said.
“The new school will be located at Fairway Drive in Bella Vista and is expected to be ready for the 2018 school year. It will open with 21 classrooms, a library, a hall, administration and staff facilities. The school will eventually cater for up to 1,000 students.
“There will be significant enrolment growth in the Bella Vista and Kellyville areas in the coming years and this new school will help to address this growth. The new school will also ease enrolment pressure at local schools.
“Planning is already underway for the new school, with construction to begin once the planning process has been completed.
“Today’s announcement builds on a strong record of achievement, with schools in the electorate of Baulkham Hills receiving $12 million in upgrades and capital works since March 2011.
“Investing in public education is vital for our children’s future and this project will give students in Bella Vista the very best opportunities to succeed. In 2015 alone, schools in the Baulkham Hills electorate have received over $3 million in needs-based funding, much of which is a result of NSW signing the Gonski school funding agreement.”
Mr Piccoli said the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed almost $3.2 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance in the last four years.
“In our first term of government 18 new or relocated public schools have been funded and 44 major upgrade projects have been announced,” Mr Piccoli said.
“The NSW Government has also announced funding for an additional 694 additional permanent classroom spaces, reducing the need for demountables. These projects will deliver over 10,084 net additional public school places for schools across the State.
“The NSW Government is determined to provide the best learning environments possible in our schools,” Mr Piccoli said.