Schools to get $11 million
Five local primary schools will receive more than $11 million for major infrastructure projects under round two of the Federal Government's Primary Schools for the 21st Century grants program.
Umina and Empire Bay public schools have each been allocated $3 million towards new classroom facilities while Woy Woy South Public School will receive $2.2 million for new classrooms.
A total of $800,000 will also go towards the upgrade of existing classrooms at the Woy Woy South primary school.
St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School will be given $2.5 million to construct a multi-purpose hall and associated works.
Member for Robertson Ms Belinda Neal said: "This investment in our local primary schools is long overdue and will go a long way to supporting local jobs during the global recession."
Ms Neal said the projects would begin as soon as possible.
She encouraged other eligible schools that have not already applied for funding under the program to get applications in before July 10.
The Peninsula schools are among eleven other primary schools in the Robertson electorate to receive funding totalling almost $40 million for the region.
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