Funding for The Hills schools in NSW budget

REQUEST GRANTED: Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott recently called on the state government to deliver more funding for education in his electorate.

REQUEST GRANTED: Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott recently called on the state government to deliver more funding for education in his electorate.

NORTH Rocks Public School and Excelsior Public School in Castle Hill will get major upgrades.

The state government has allocated funding for the two schools and a new school in Bella Vista as part of the state government’s $4.2 billion investment into new and existing schools.

Planning is set to begin this year on both upgrades, which intend to create more teaching areas and improve other key school assets.

Baulkham Hills MP David Elliott said the upgrades, as well as the 1000-student school at Bella Vista, will help accommodate the growing demand for school resources in his electorate.

“The new school in Bella Vista will assist greatly in easing the demands on Matthew Pearce Public School which has been over capacity for some time,” Mr Elliott said.

“Additionally, the upgrades for North Rocks and Excelsior Public Schools will help provide each school with the facilities our community needs and deserves.

“I’m pleased the NSW government is delivering these much-needed resources for the education of our children and that the Education Minister has listened to our community.”

Fairfax Media revealed on Monday that a new North Kellyville Primary School will be among 27 new schools that will be built in Sydney, Wagga Wagga and the Central Coast.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the funding will improve the learning experience for students and cater for the growing number of students enrolled in NSW schools.

“These projects will ensure students and staff have the resources they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Mr Stokes said.

“The NSW government is working hard to provide high-quality education facilities for students and their communities now and into the future.”

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