Alister Henskens portrait
Alister Henskens portrait

Maintenance Blitz for Ku-ring-gai Schools

Books on a library shelf

Every school in the Ku-ring-gai Electorate is set to benefit from the NSW Government’s $1.2 billion investment for planned maintenance from the 2022/23 NSW Budget funding.

This will include painting, fencing and gate repairs, floor renewal, window and door repairs, roof replacements and sewage repairs and replacements.

Member for Ku-ring-gai Alister Henskens SC said this investment in school maintenance will make up the NSW Government $2.2 billion investment over the next four years.

“I spent all of my 13 years of pre-tertiary education in public schools and know how important it is to invest in them. We are completing priority works whilst also going above and beyond to create exceptional, comfortable and safe learning spaces,” Mr Henskens said.

Local trade businesses will also be encouraged to tender for the projects up to $50,000 through the Local Trade Scheme.

“This is further investment to our local businesses by creating more jobs and boosting our local economy.

“This is proof that the NSW Government is committed to long term investments for our local schools and communities”

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased the NSW Government was not just investing in new and upgraded schools, but in maintaining schools across the state.

“Every student deserves to learn in an inspiring learning space, even the smallest of changes such as a coat of paint or laying carpet does contribute to a positive learning experience,” Ms Mitchell said.
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.