Stanwell Park’s new school hall opens for business

STANWELL Park Public School’s new $4.9 million multi-purpose hall was officially opened today.

The hall includes a canteen, Out of School Hours’ Care facilities and storage facilities.

State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans said he was delighted to be at the school to see the completed project.

“I announced this project as a pre-election promise in 2019 and I am delighted the Stanwell Park School community trusted me to deliver their new school hall to be enjoyed now and well into the future,” Mr Evans said.

“School halls play an important role as the natural gathering point for learning, sports and performance but also as a great place to manifest school values and celebrate individual and collective achievements.

“This is a great project for this community and an amazing piece of infrastructure and I’m so glad to be here today to share the students’ excitement.”

Stanwell Park principal, Melanie Paterson and State MP for Heathcote, Lee Evans in the new hall.

NSW Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said she was pleased that the NSW Government had delivered this major upgrade for Stanwell Park Public School.

“The NSW Liberals and Nationals Government continues to prioritise the educational needs of our young people and to deliver important school infrastructure to communities around the state,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Right across NSW, communities are witnessing the benefits of our commitment to public education infrastructure.”

Mr Evans said the NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. He said this builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.

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About Mick Roberts

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 Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is 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 managed several community newspapers. He has been 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), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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