NSW Budget: Big Win for Students at Manly Village Public School

The former Manly Community Centre on Raglan Street will continue to serve the community as the NSW Government continues its historic school building program with funding announced for an upgrade to Manly Village Public School in the 2021/22 NSW Budget.

The upgraded school is part of a $2.1 billion 2021-22 budget allocation, including funding to deliver 44 new and upgraded schools.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said the budget is part of the Liberals & Nationals Government ongoing commitment to education, and specifically, a commitment to ensure the former Manly Community Centre on Raglan Street was retained for community purposes.

“Not only will the upgrade at Manly Village support the community with the high-quality education facilities but it makes good on a promise that I made to the P&C and teachers two years ago to keep the Community Centre for the school,” Mr Griffin said.

“This school project is fantastic news, and converting the former Manly Community Centre on Raglan Street into new space for the School is equally as exciting. I’m looking forward to working with the community as we see the project through to delivery.

“The Government is not just supporting the students in Manly but across the electorate to learn, achieve and reach their full potential, no matter where they live or what their circumstances may be. This investment follows upgrades to multiple other schools in the Manly electorate”

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said this year’s budget is a record with 215 new and upgraded schools, continuing the government’s commitment to students across the state. 

“This historic school building program began in 2017 and since then, we have spent more than $7 billion on new and upgraded schools. The additional funds in this Budget grow the pipeline to $7.9 billion worth of investment in new and upgraded schools over the next four years, making this a $15 billion school building program.

“Across NSW, thousands and thousands of students are benefitting from new and upgraded schools, and this will continue under this government.”

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.