Kogarah Liberal candidate goes back to school

NSW Liberals candidate for Kogarah Scott Yung went back to his old school yesterday when he visited Hurstville Public School with NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes to announce the construction contract had been awarded for the school's $10 million upgrade.

The project was announced in last year’s State Budget and will include four new classrooms and renovations to the existing hall and library.

Mr Yung said he was thrilled the upgrade was being delivered for the wonderful students, teachers and families of the school.

“It was beautiful walking down memory lane and having the opportunity to show Rob my old school,” Mr Yung said.

“I could tell everyone is so excited about the upgrade which is about to start,” he said.

“These classrooms are going to help their future. I’m so proud to see the investment in my old school.

“As a former student at Hurstville Public School, I am a proud product of our public education system and I know first-hand the difference this project will make for our next generation of leaders.”

Mr Stokes said the project is another example of the NSW Government delivering the school resources local students and their families deserve.

“Providing high-quality school buildings is an important way to provide our students with the best educational opportunities,” he said.

The major upgrade to Hurstville Public School is being carried out as part of the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government’s $6.5 billion school building program to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools.

In addition, the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government has committed funds to eliminate the school maintenance backlog, he added.