19 more shire schools to have facilities upgraded under state government economic stimulus program

The library at Como West Public School will be upgraded with funding from the stimulus program. Picture: Chris Lane
The library at Como West Public School will be upgraded with funding from the stimulus program. Picture: Chris Lane

A further 19 Sutherland Shire schools will have facilities upgraded through a state government stimulus program which was a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

They include eight schools in Miranda electorate, six in Cronulla electorate and five in Heathcote electorate.

Projects range from new covered walkways, shade sails and playground upgrades to a library and office projects.

Details were released in a statement by state MPs Mark Speakman (Cronulla), Eleni Petinos (Miranda) and Lee Evans (Heathcote).

Successful schools:

Cronulla electorate

  • Caringbah North Public School (carpark upgrade)
  • Caringbah Public School (new covered walkways)
  • Kirrawee High School (toilet upgrades)
  • Kurnell Public School (COLA and shade structures)
  • Laguna Street Public School (new covered walkways)
  • Woolooware Public School (carpark upgrade)

Miranda electorate

  • Bonnet Bay Public School (playground upgrade)
  • Como West Public School (library upgrade)
  • Gymea Technology High School (sporting facility upgrades)
  • Illawong Public School (playground upgrade)
  • Kirrawee Public School (playground upgrade)
  • Oyster Bay Public School (learning unit upgrade)
  • Port Hacking High School (administration facilities upgrade)
  • Jannali High School (new outdoor learning space)

Heathcote electorate

  • Cook School (covered walkways)
  • Engadine West Public School (playground upgrade)
  • Heathcote Public School (playground upgrade)
  • Marton Public School (grounds upgrade including bench seating)
  • Sutherland North Public School (toilet upgrade)

More than 190 schools throughout the state will receive funding under tranche 2 of the NSW Government's $120 million Metro Renewal Program.

Schools were invited late last year to apply for renewal projects funding, with the government providing a co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent.

School communities have to fund the remaining 20 to 50 per cent of the cost.

"This program, in addition to providing timely economic stimulus, is ensuring students can flourish in a great learning environment," Mr Speakman said.

"The project priorities are determined by the schools so that the funding delivers maximum benefit for their students."

Ms Petinos said the projects would be undertaken in the next 18 months.

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