The families of Bexhill will benefit from the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government’s record investment in education, with an upgrade to Bexhill Public School announced today.

NSW Nationals candidate for Lismore Austin Curtin and Education Minister Rob Stokes today visited the school to announce that the project will remove demountables and provide more places for local students in new permanent air conditioned classrooms and upgraded core facilities.

Mr Curtin said he was thrilled to secure the upgrade for the local community.

“This is great news for local families. We are ensuring that we have the top-quality school facilities our students need now and into the future,” Mr Curtin said.

“Only the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government can be trusted to deliver this important project to make sure our children have the best possible start to life.”

Mr Stokes said the project is another example of the NSW Government delivering the school resources local students and their families deserve.

“Providing high-quality school buildings is an important way to provide our students with the best educational opportunities,” Mr Stokes said.

The upgrade to Bexhill Public School is in addition to the NSW Government’s record $6 billion school building program to deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools, which includes upgrades to Murwillumbah High School and Murwillumbah East Public School.

Mr Stokes said the Liberal & National Government’s record investment in schools was in stark contrast to Labor’s.

“The last time Labor was in power, they shut down 90 schools, including Numulgi and Mallanganee public schools, resulting in a loss of more than 500 classrooms and 2000 student places across the State.”

In addition to the record-breaking school building program, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed an unprecedented investment to eliminate the school maintenance backlog so that every public school in the State provides the world-class facilities that our students and teachers deserve