Investing in our kids’ future – going ahead with Googong Primary School
Member for Monaro John Barilaro today announced the NSW Government will build a new primary school for Googong giving families more choice in providing a better education for their children.
Mr Barilaro said the funding for the new primary school is part of a record $6 billion investment in schools by the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government.
“I am thrilled to announce that from today work will begin on designing a new primary school for Googong,” Mr Barilaro said.
“With the growth of Googong at a rate beyond expectation, this announcement meets the aspiration of families in the growing Googong community.
“Today is an incredible day for young families, students and our broader community of Googong.
“Last year I attended a meeting of the Googong Residents Association where residents raised the duplication of Old Cooma Road and a new primary school as the two priorities for Googong.
“I am excited to announce that today I am able to put a tick off both these projects,” he said.
Mr Barilaro said the need for this school has been made all the more evident following the ACT Government’s decision to limit the choices for NSW students studying in the ACT and the effective closure of the ACT/NSW border with regards to school students.
“Investment in education has always been a core priority of mine,” Mr Barilaro said.
“Securing this project has not been easy and this announcement would not have been possible without the fight and backing of the Googong community.
“I received hundreds of responses to a survey of Googong’s residents regarding the public school, and I am thrilled to be delivering this vital piece of educational infrastructure for our growing community.
“Googong is one of the fastest growing regions in NSW, and I am proud to be part of a Government that will provide options for Googong families in their children’s education.
“This is yet another example of the NSW Governments support for this new community, building upon last year’s announcement of the duplication of Old Cooma Road,” he said.
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