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Better lighting for public schools at Otford, Scarborough and Stanwell Park

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STUDENTS and teachers will see improvements at a number of northern suburbs’ public schools under the NSW Government’s LED Lighting Upgrade Program.

The $157.8 million initiative was launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is targeted at replacing old inefficient lights in state public schools with smart LED lights. 

Where possible, the program uses local trades people to do installation work to help to stimulate economies and communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Heathcote MP, Lee Evans said public schools at Scarborough, Otford and Stanwell Park will have their old inefficient lights replaced with smart LED lights, benefiting the eyes and minds of students and the power bills for schools.

“This is exciting news for our local schools and I would encourage local tradies to explore the opportunities to install the new LED lights via the Local Trades Scheme,” Mr Evans said.

This online platform allows small businesses to engage directly with the Department of Education to bid for work at public schools in their local communities.”

Mr Evans said 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. 


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A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in Australia for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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