Work is set to begin on the upgrade at Millthorpe Public School with the construction contract awarded to Lipman Pty Ltd.
The project will deliver modern educational facilities for students and will include a new two-storey learning hub with 10 new flexible learning spaces, a new library and additional practical activity areas with main works to commence in March.
The existing buildings will also be renovated to provide an upgraded administration area and a new staff room. Heritage Block B will be internally renovated and new covered outdoor areas and walkways will be installed.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the upgrade is an exciting addition that will deliver modern resources to local students both now and for generations to come.
“I’m looking forward to the construction phase of this upgrade and to the benefits it will bring students in the area,” Mr Toole said.
“We want students to have the best learning facilities no matter where they live and it is clear that this Liberals & Nationals Government is delivering it for regional families.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell welcomed the upgrade at Millthorpe Public School and said she was thrilled to see the project progressing.
“We are building on our long-term commitment to improve the infrastructure at our local schools, delivering a pipeline of new and upgraded schools and also funding new roofs, security upgrades, outdoor spaces and improvements to accessibility,” Ms Mitchell said. The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.