Official Media Release

Upper Hunter Electorate to Reap Rewards in Record $847 Million School Maintenance Funding

Michael Johnsen MP, Member for Upper Hunter today announced that the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government will invest an additional $100 million on school maintenance this year, bringing the total investment to an unprecedented $847 million over four years.

Mr Johnsen said the extra funding will ensure that schools in our Upper Hunter electorate are maintained to the best standards.

“Across NSW, the additional money will be allocated to our local schools with the highest maintenance needs and $260 million of the funding will be invested this financial year,” Mr. Johnsen said.

“When the NSW Liberals & Nationals came to Government we inherited a large school maintenance liability from Labor. Once again we are fixing the mess that Labor left for NSW.

“Boosting the school maintenance fund by another $100 million is only possible due to the strong economic management of the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government.

“Just like any other buildings, schools need constant maintenance. We’re getting on with the job of ensuring our schools remain in tip-top condition because that is what our teachers and students deserve.

“The additional funding announced is a huge boost for our schools in the Upper Hunter electorate. It will ensure that students and teachers can work in the best possible conditions.  Only the NSW Liberals & Nationals can deliver this sort of major investment.

In addition to prioritising maintenance in NSW schools, the Government has also announced the first 900 schools that will receive air conditioning under its record $500 million Cooler Classrooms program.

The NSW Liberals & Nationals Government is also undertaking a record $6 billion school building program over the next four years, which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any State government in Australian history.

An additional 900 full-time teachers will also be hired this financial year, building on the 5340 teachers that the NSW Liberals & Nationals has added to the public school system since 2011.


School FY18/19 Allocations
Aberdeen Public School                      97,564.27
Barrington Public School                     15,657.54
Belltrees Public School                     15,476.73
Blackville Public School                      2,094.98
Blandford Public School                     27,487.75
Booral Public School                     75,758.53
Cassilis Public School                       2,952.10
Clarence Town Public School                       8,010.79
Denman Public School                   100,928.73
Dungog Public School                     18,584.93
Ellerston Public School                     16,404.28
Sandy Hollow Public School                     13,998.29
Glen William Public School                     11,380.22
Gresford Public School                     13,886.21
Jerrys Plains Public School                     44,564.31
Kirkton Public School                     55,795.47
Martindale Public School                     19,423.52
Martins Creek Public School                     20,819.79
Merriwa Central School                     55,334.19
Mount Pleasant Public School                     48,865.22
Murrurundi Public School                   111,251.27
Muswellbrook Public School                   297,030.95
Paterson Public School                   167,642.01
Singleton Public School                   238,985.79
Spring Ridge Public School                     20,072.36
Stratford Public School                     27,352.38
Stroud Public School                   110,401.38
Stroud Road Public School                     45,407.48
Ulan Public School                     15,104.72
Vacy Public School                     19,038.09
Walhallow Public School                       2,421.81
Wallabadah Public School                       8,429.81
Willow Tree Public School                       6,599.68
Muswellbrook South Public School                     93,986.69
Quirindi Public School                     13,526.07
Singleton Heights Public School                     75,476.87
King Street Public School                   535,164.98
Gloucester Public School                   147,444.39
Scone Public School                   118,190.88
Muswellbrook High School                   593,503.88
Quirindi High School                     98,311.03
Singleton High School                   540,274.47
Gloucester High School                   490,062.42
Scone High School                   406,185.09
Dungog High School                   103,564.35