Narromine High School has recently received $200,000 in government funding for a toilet block upgrade.
The Member for Dubbo Troy Grant announced that as part of the NSW government’s 2012-13 budget, schools across the Dubbo electorate, including Narromine High and Narromine Public School, will receive the extra minor maintenance money and funding for upgrading school infrastructure.
According to Mr Grant, this announcement demonstrates the commitment of the NSW Liberal and Nationals government to upgrade school facilities across the state.
The government has delivered on its election commitment to create a $40 million Public School Upgrade Program to enable schools to apply for funding to renovate facilities in poor condition, like science labs, as identified by the principal and school community.
In addition, a $20 million Extra Minor Maintenance Budget was created to boost funding to all schools for basic maintenance. Individual schools are able to determine the maintenance work that this money is spent on.
“I am pleased that 25 schools in the Dubbo electorate will receive the extra money; each school will determine how this extra money will be spent,” Mr Grant said.
In 2012/13, the NSW government is providing an additional $20 million for maintenance in NSW schools building on last year’s budget.
Spending on school maintenance this year will be $318 million, a 22 per cent increase on the previous government’s last budget.
“I am proud that the NSW government is delivering on its election commitments and has begun to tackle the previous Government’s school maintenance liability and infrastructure backlog,” Mr Grant concluded.