Work will soon begin on a major upgrade to Wauchope Public School, providing for new and improved facilities delivered by the NSW Government.

The Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey MP, will today turn the first sod on the project, which will see 13 new classrooms and a covered multi-use outdoor area. The works will allow the school to cater for 750 students.

“I’m delighted this project has reached this important milestone,” Ms Pavey said.

“This will ensure students and families in our local community have the very best when it comes to school facilities.”

Education Minister Rob Stokes said the NSW Government was working hard to deliver the school resources students and local communities deserve.

“It’s vital our children get the high-quality education they need to succeed in the 21st century,” Rob Stokes said.

This project is being delivered as part of the NSW Government’s record $6 billion school building program over the next four years, which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any state government in Australian history.