$30 million boost for Selwyn schools in Budget

Selwyn news
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Selwyn MP Amy Adams has welcomed a $30 million boost for Selwyn schools included as part of Budget 2016.

The recent announcement by Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye confirmed Government funding for additional new classrooms at both Lincoln Primary School and Lincoln High School, as well as confirmation of approximately $24 million of funding for Rolleston College as part of a Public Private Partnership (PPP).

“I am very pleased that my colleagues have confirmed that funding is available to build another nine new classrooms at Lincoln Primary School,” said Ms Adams.

“Along with the five new classrooms which are already underway, this will make 14 new classrooms in total to accommodate the rapidly growing roll at Lincoln Primary School,” said Ms Adams.

“Lincoln High School, meanwhile, will receive funding for six new classrooms, as its roll has also been affected by the influx of families into the local area,” said Ms Adams.

In total, more than $276 million will be invested in Canterbury school infrastructure as part of Budget 2016.

The total investment package is made up of:

around $168 million towards the Christchurch schools rebuild programme;
at least $100 million to build two new schools and deliver two relocated and rebuilt schools under PPPs – also as part of the Christchurch rebuild; and
around $8 million for new roll growth classrooms.