MEDIA RELEASE - Labor commits to over $130,000 investment in Newcastle schools
09 May 2022
An Albanese Labor Government will invest more than $130,000 in Newcastle schools, committing to upgrades of playgrounds, air-conditioning and an innovative outdoor learning facilities in its first term.
The past two years have been tough for families in Newcastle. Kids have missed out on activities and experiences, and many are struggling with their mental wellbeing. It’s also meant that P&Cs haven’t been able to raise the funds to help their schools.
As part of our national plan to invest $440 million into local schools, Labor will deliver:
- $50,000 for upgrades to the outdoor learning space and environment at Heaton Public School;
- $50,000 for air-conditioning and ventilation at Mayfield West Demonstration School; and,
- $31,150 for playground upgrades at Belair Public School.
Being able to learn and play outdoors is so important for the development of our children. I am very pleased to be committing funding to improve the outdoor learning facilities at Heaton Public and supporting the installation of a dry creek bed and nature play facility at Belair Public.
We know that a good education is the ticket to a lifetime of opportunity, and being in a comfortable, enjoyable setting helps foster an environment that is conducive to learning.
That’s why our Schools Upgrade Fund will also help students at Mayfield West with the installation of new ducted air conditioning and ventilation systems to improve air quality, eliminate germs and cool down the classroom.
I’m very proud Labor has committed to delivering this funding as soon as possible in its first term if elected to government on 21 May.
Labor wants every child, in every school, to get a great education. An Albanese Labor Government will make sure our children get the help they need to bounce back after COVID.