$7 Million Invested Into Local Schools

Local schools in Manly will be receiving priority upgrades to science labs, halls, offices and other facilities thanks to the NSW Government Metro Renewal Program announced by the Premier and Minister for Education on Tuesday.

One of the big local winners is Northern Beaches Secondary College, Manly Campus which is receiving a multimillion dollar upgrade for a new hall, gym and multi-purpose space. The school will also be receiving a $200,000 new school lab as part of the NSW Government’s ongoing investment in STEM education.

Member for Manly James Griffin said the investment would bring benefits directly to students and teachers improving schools and providing modern facilities.

“Our investment local schools is a commitment to the future of the state, ensuring we provide the best education to our children, even in difficult times through the pandemic,” Mr Griffin said.

“New classrooms, halls and office spaces for staff means our children benefit from state of the art facilities and give them the advantage as they move through their school years.”

Other schools receiving grants include:

  • Manly Village Public School for updated admin and staffing areas
  • Mackellar Girls High School will also receive a new science lab on their campus
  • Balgowlah Boys receiving a new hall and multi-purpose space
  • Manly West Public receiving upgraded toilet facilities for students
  • And Harbord Public upgrading old staff rooms to into new admin offices

The total spend of the Metro and Regional Renewal Program announced in November will reach $240 million state wide. The upgrades will be co-funded by the school and NSW Government investment, and forms part of the NSW Government $7 billion in school spending over the next 4 years.