$20 million overhaul for Hunter Sports High
Hunter Sports High has been in disrepair since the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989. Long overdue repairs and a facility overhaul at the school will finally become a reality following the NSW Government funding commitment announced in the recent State Budget.
A rebuild worth over $20 million is planned with $5.3 million coming from the Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund.
Minister for Planning Pru Goward has said this injection of funds demonstrates the NSW Government's commitment to sensible, long term investment in the Hunter Region.
Member for Charlestown, Andrew Cornwell said the school is the region's sports showpiece for secondary students.
The overhaul will provide predominantly new buildings incorporating the latest energy efficiency, ecological sustainability and IT practices. Construction is expected to commence in September 2015, with an anticipated completion date in January 2017.