More than $2 billion is being invested in school infrastructure in communities across Western Sydney, with the Wentworth Point community joining this list as work starts on the new high school.
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell joined Member for Parramatta Geoff Lee today to mark the start of construction with the turning of the first sod.
Ms Mitchell said the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government are continuing to invest in Sydney’s growing communities such as Wentworth Point.
“Our government is delivering the biggest investment in public education infrastructure, with communities across Western Sydney benefiting from access to new and upgraded schools,” Ms Mitchell said.
“We are committed to ensuring our students have every opportunity to achieve their potential with world-class learning facilities and soon families in Wentworth Point will be able to access a new, local high school.”
The new multi-million dollar high school will include flexible learning spaces, a multipurpose hall for sports and performances, outdoor spaces including landscaped recreation areas, games courts and canteen facilities.
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the NSW Government has a proven track record when it comes to infrastructure delivery in Western Sydney.
“Thanks to this governments efforts and partnerships with communities we have been able to replace the 90 schools Labor closed as we continue to deliver for communities across Western Sydney,” Mr Elliott said.
Mr Lee said the Wentworth Point community is excited to see the project come to fruition.
“This is such an important project for the community and I am pleased that the NSW Government is delivering for Western Sydney,” Mr Lee said.
“It is great to be here and turn the official sod that will benefit students for generations to come.
The NSW Government is delivering more than 50 new and upgraded schools in Western Sydney, part of an investment of $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 more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.