Work begins on new school in Murrumbateman

Work on new school in Murrumbateman will begin this week. Representational Image.
Work on new school in Murrumbateman will begin this week. Representational Image.

Work will begin soon on the new primary school in Murrumbateman, with fencing going up and bore hole testing beginning this week.

The works, which will take place from Tuesday 4 May 2021, will include temporary fencing being built around the site of the new school that will remain in place for the duration of the project.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman celebrated the beginning of work on the new school.

"The community will benefit from this new school immensely and I am excited see the work beginning," Ms Tuckerman said.

"The Liberal & Nationals Government is investing more in regional education than any other government in the history of NSW."

Once complete, the new school will include flexible learning spaces, a library, hall, canteen, special program unit, covered outdoor learning area and administration and staff facilities, accommodating up to 370 students.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said that the new primary school at Murrumbateman is part of this government's commitment to new and upgraded schools across the State.

"We are continuing our record investment in new and upgraded schools and spending more on regional schools than ever before," Ms Mitchell said

"I'm excited for the community and can't wait to see this project completed."

From May 4-7, work crews will be conducting bore hole testing on the site using a truck-mounted drill rig to make these bore holes. This machinery is roughly as loud as a commercial lawnmower. An excavator will also be used onsite, and will not traverse any public land. The excavator will be operated by a qualified contractor and will be accompanied by a safety officer.

Works will take place during the hours of 7:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm, Saturday. No work will take place on Sundays or public holidays.

You can stay updated on the project through the School Infrastructure NSW website: https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/projects/n/New-primary-school-in-Murrumbateman.html

The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.

This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

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