Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott has carried out the final inspection of the brand new Bella Vista Public School before students arrive for the start of the new school year.
Stage 1 of the $45 million project will open its doors to excited students and teachers next week and includes 20 brand new classrooms, a new hall, covered outdoor learning spaces, and dedicated classrooms for students with special needs.
All classrooms will be air conditioned as part of the NSW Government’s $500 million Cooler Classrooms program that is seeing air conditioning delivered in thousands of classrooms across the State.
Mr Elliott said he was thrilled that the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government was delivering a new school for local families.
“This is a fantastic new school that provides the very best educational environment for our students to get the best possible start to life,” Mr Elliott said.
The community will also benefit from the school’s new synthetic sports pitch and double-court indoor sports hall, which has been built in partnership with Hills Shire Council and will be available to the public for local community use.
Works will be continuing on the second stage of the project to provide additional classrooms to enable the school to accommodate up to 1000 students.
There are currently two additional projects underway in the Baulkham Hills community, with the North Rocks Public School upgrade in the design stage and construction already commencing at Excelsior Public School, with work due to be delivered late next year.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are providing facilities that allow students to achieve their best whilst at school. When they were last in power Labor shut 90 schools and left the others to fall into disrepair. It is only the NSW Liberals & Nationals that are able to deliver for public education in NSW,” Mr Elliott said.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said Bella Vista Public School is one of 17 new and upgraded schools opening across NSW on the first day of the new school year.
“Schools are the backbone of our communities and I am very pleased that this exciting project is being delivered for local families. Sharing sports facilities is a win-win for both students and the wider community,” Mr Stokes said.
The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is investing $6 billion over four years to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $847 million is being spent on school maintenance over four years. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.