ALMOST $1 million will be spent on school maintenance projects across the Tweed over the summer holidays.
More than $846,000 will be spent on new paint, roof work and floor coverings at 17 local public schools.
Member for Tweed Geoff Provest welcomed the investment in the Tweed electorate.
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“The cost of the jobs ranges from $6732 for painting at Tweed Heads South Public School to $114,394.53 at Fingal Head Public School for roof work and floor coverings,” Mr Provest.
“Every child deserves to have access to great facilities, wonderful teachers and get an excellent education and that is what we are delivering for students here in Tweed.
Education Minister Rob Stokes said the program was “another example of how the Government was committed to public education and delivering local infrastructure”.
“Just like your family home, there are always jobs to be done to keep our schools in top condition,” Mr Stokes said.
“We are making good use of the summer break to carry out important projects while students are off enjoying their holidays.
“With a $25 billion property portfolio of 2,200 schools there will always be maintenance to be done, but good management will keep the list as short as possible, and we are here doing just that.”
The maintenance blitz is part of the NSW Government’s $747 million four-year investment outlined in the 2017 Budget which aims to slash maintenance lists at each school by December 2018.