Students at Denison College of Secondary Education are set to benefit from new school facilities, with early planning underway for an upgrade as part of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s record investment into public education infrastructure.
During this stage of the project, site investigations and analysis of community needs is underway. The Department of Education is considering the education requirements, catchment boundaries, heritage requirements and demographic trends to identify the best way to upgrade the school and ensure the right project is delivered for the community.
This scope of works will consider upgrades or renovations to indoor and outdoor learning spaces and areas, halls and libraries, as well as staff facilities and student amenities.
Deputy Premier and Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the upgrades are an important part of modernising regional schools.
“Bathurst is a key regional centre in the heart of our great state. As the population increases, it is important the facilities locals have available to them are upgraded to meet modern standards,” Mr Toole said.
“This investment into Denison College will ensure our students have access to the very best facilities to empower them to grow during their academic journey ahead of entering the workforce.”
Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the community will be consulted with and updated throughout every stage of the important project.
“This planning phase will allow us to consider the current and future needs of the local community to ensure the school upgrades and design that are chosen will have a long-lasting and positive impact on the community,” Ms Mitchell said.
“It’s the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government who are committed to ensuring the educational needs of the community are being met, and I can’t wait to see what designs are chosen ahead of construction.”
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.