Gurmesh Singh MP


Woolgoolga High School will benefit from improved facilities, with their $595,000 Science Labs Upgrade part of the NSW Government’s $120 million Regional Renewal Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said it was a similar good news story at many Coffs Coast schools, which have $4m worth of projects included in this program.

“Since the announcement of the program in October last year, schools have been invited to apply for renewal projects to improve their school facilities,” Mr Singh said.

“I’m extremely pleased the Woolgoolga High project has been funded and I congratulate the entire school community on this exciting news. I’m a former Woolgoolga High student, so I’ve seen first-hand the dedication of the staff and students as they strive for excellence in education.

“This NSW Government investment is part of our commitment to build a safer and stronger regional NSW. It’s about ensuring regional students can thrive in a great learning environment, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be.

“Delivery of projects will be undertaken in the next 18 months as part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package for NSW schools.”

The Regional Renewal Program will provide a government co-contribution of between 50 to 80 per cent for school infrastructure improvements to high priority schools in regional NSW. Projects may include new and upgraded covered outdoor learning areas, science facilities, toilet blocks, administration buildings and canteens.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said Coffs Coast projects were part of the NSW Government’s stimulus program and the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

“This program will benefit local communities and support hundreds of jobs, creating a safer and stronger regional NSW,” Minister Mitchell said.