Funding Upgrades For North Rocks And Excelsior Public Schools

Hundreds of local families will benefit from the NSW Government’s record investment in education, with funding for the new Bella Vista primary school and major upgrades to Excelsior Public School and North Rocks Public School being included in this year’s NSW Government Budget.

Planning is set to begin this year on significant upgrades at Excelsior Public School to provide new permanent teaching spaces and upgraded core facilities to increase enrolment capacity at the school.

Work to plan new permanent teaching spaces and core facilities at North Rocks Public School will also commence.

Funding has also been allocated in this year’s budget to complete the new Bella Vista Public School which is currently in design and will have capacity for up to 1,000 students in Kindergarten to Year 6 from 2019.

Together, these projects improve opportunities to accommodate the growing number of local families choosing to enrol in our excellent local public schools.

These projects are a part of the NSW Government’s record commitment to education across the state, which will see a record $4.2 billion invested into new and existing school projects over the next four years, including $2.2 billion worth of new projects commencing in the next two years.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott welcomed the funding for these projects to meet the needs of local students and existing schools.

“The new school in Bella Vista will assist greatly in easing the demands on Matthew Pearce Public School which has been over capacity for some time,” Mr Elliott said.

“Additionally, the upgrades for North Rocks and Excelsior Public Schools will help provide each school with the facilities our community needs and deserves.

“I’m pleased the NSW Government is delivering these much-needed resources for the education of our children and that the Education Minister has listened to our community.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said NSW public schools are expected to enrol an additional 164,000 students by 2031, and these school projects will provide great new or upgraded learning environments for the growing student population.

“These projects will ensure students and staff have the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Mr Stokes said.

“The NSW Government is working hard to provide high-quality education facilities for students and their communities now and into the future.”

Final funding for the projects will be confirmed after the tender process for works has been completed.

More details can be found on the new School Infrastructure NSW website also being launched today at: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au