Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Ku-ring-gai Schools Benefit from Renewal Program

Books and tablet on a desk in a classroom

The NSW Government’s Metro Renewal Program is delivering improvements to schools across Ku-ring-gai.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said that it is great to see local schools benefiting from the NSW Government’s historic investment in public education infrastructure.

“Investing in our schools is investing in our future. This program has supported upgrades to local schools including enhancements to science labs, learning spaces, toilet blocks and administration,” Mr Henskens said.

“Since its launch in 2020, ten projects across nine Ku-ring-gai schools have benefited, boosting learning outcomes and improving facilities for students, teachers and staff.”

The nine schools benefiting under the program include Killara Public School, Gordon West Public School, Pymble Public School, West Pymble Public School, Warrawee Public School, Turramurra High School, Ku-ring-gai High School, Hornsby Girls High School and Normanhurst Boys High School.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the Metro Renewal Program is driven by what school communities want and includes work such as upgrades to school playgrounds, sport courts and libraries.

“I’m thrilled that metro projects are being delivered for our school communities,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This $120 million investment from government, combined with contributions from local school communities, is delivering for metro schools providing students with engaging and modern learning spaces.”

The program is supporting more than 1,300 jobs across metro Sydney, and wherever possible, local contractors and suppliers have been engaged ensuring the positive impacts of this stimulus are felt as far and wide as possible.

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.