Official Media Release

New School Roofs Boosting Upper Hunter Electorate Economy

The NSW Government announced it will be investing $60 million as part of the 2020 budget to replace roofs at schools across rural and regional NSW.

The Roof Replacement Program will boost Upper Hunter electorate construction economy through providing roof repairs and replacement to high priority schools.

Mr Johnsen said this investment is ensuring our schools have access to modern facilities to support our students learning outcomes.

“This funding will benefit our public schools as it will accelerate school infrastructure projects in Upper Hunter with high economic stimulus potential to minimise the impact of Covid-19 by creating local jobs and supporting economic growth,” said Mr Johnsen.

Ms Mitchell said the NSW Government was committed to making sure that local communities have access to modern facilities to support learning outcomes.

“I want to see every student no matter where they live enjoy the same educational opportunities and facilities,” Ms Mitchell said.

“That is why this Government is investing in regional education more than ever, from new schools, maintenance, roofs and free tuition.

The funding will benefit local communities by creating over 300 jobs across regional NSW. Wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers will be engaged to ensure that the impact of this stimulus is felt through the regions.

This program will be prioritised by the need of the school and community benefits.