As many will be aware, TAFE NSW is seeking expressions of interest for the sale of the TAFE site located at Satur in Scone.
I have no objection to this and I strongly believe the facility should remain as a local educational place for equine and agricultural courses, delivered by a registered training organization.
We have an opportunity to enhance the equine training capabilities in the horse capital and cement our place as a global player in equine excellence.
This will fit in with the future plans and job opportunities within our equine and agricultural industries.
If a suitable purchaser is interested, any net funds from a sale of the site should be invested in capital upgrades for other local TAFE NSW facilities.
Scone does of course have a new world class TAFE NSW facility at our Connected Learning Centre and many courses are able to be delivered through the CLC and offsite, which is particularly suitable having TAFE NSW teachers delivering courses where students are often employed, and thereby taking away the burden of having students being required to travel when they don’t need to.