Narromine’s public schools have featured in Tuesday’s State budget announcement.
Schools from Narromine, Wellington, Dubbo and Mudgee will share $3.5 million to help fix the maintenance backlog.
According to a document released by the Department of Education in May last year the Narromine Public, Narromine High and Trangie Central Schools need $1,239,263 collectively to get the maintenance up to date.
Member for Dubbo Troy Grant is ecstatic about the funding.
“I can’t thank Education Minister Rob Stokes enough for listening and hearing the calls from our teachers and students to fix up our schools,” he said.
“I’ve been to all my schools and seen firsthand the need to maintenance improvements. I’m happy to say I’m stoked with Stokes.”
I’m happy to say I’m stoked with Stokes,Troy Grant
Mr Grant said the money will go towards fixing classrooms that get too hot or too cold, replacing guttering that is falling off and fixing the maintenance issues that impact on the learning environment for local children.
The Member for Dubbo also announced funding for a Service NSW centre in Narromine. He said Narromine and Wellington would both get the one-stop shop.
“When the government initially announced it, it was met with suspicion but the communities that have them are coming to love them,” he said.
Trangie will share in the $65 million in research and development in partnership with the Grains Research and Development Corporation to extend research into winter crop development, infrastructure capacity development and skills development.