The NSW Government is continuing to improve the quality of classrooms and cut school power bills with an additional 180 schools added to the LED Lighting Upgrade Program.
The $157.8 million program was launched in October 2020 as a stimulus response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is replacing old inefficient lights in NSW public schools with smart LED lights.
Nine schools in Heathcote are included in Tranche 4 of the LED lighting upgrade program which will improve local schools and support jobs.
Heathcote schools benefiting from this program include:
- Engadine Public
- Heathcote Public
- Menai Public
- Sutherland Public
- Loftus Public
- Engadine West Public
- Yarrawarrah Public
- Marton Public
- Engadine High
This program continues to deliver improved learning environments whilst also targeting small to medium sized contractors which is great for local community and economy
The installation works are being tendered using the Local Trades Scheme, allowing businesses and tradespeople the opportunity to bid for the work in their local community.
These additional 180 schools brings the program to a total of 1,000 schools upgraded, supporting more than 1,200 jobs across the State.
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.