40 schools in the Sutherland Shire are benefiting from more than $1.75 million in NSW government funding for construction and maintenance projects undertaken during the most recent school holidays.

The school holiday period provides the opportunity to repair school facilities, or to start new projects, while students and staff are out of the classroom.

While many of these projects are small, they make a big difference to the school environment.

The NSW Government has committed over $2.4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance over the past three years.

$320 million annually has been dedicated to school maintenance, a 23% increase from the previous Government’s last budget.

The NSW government is also delivering projects more efficiently. It has introduced an industry-standard method of delivery for the Department’s capital works program, creating savings estimated at $8 – $10 million every year.