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Anderson, Kevin to the Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Learning, and Minister for Western Sydney

In relation to public school infrastructure in the Tamworth electorate:

(1) Can the minister provide an update on the current capacity of public schools in Tamworth when compared to the current student population?

(2) What is the government's plan to meet the growing demand for public education in Tamworth?

(3) Is the Government planning to explore infrastructure options in Tamworth to ensure that schools do not expand beyond capacity over the coming years?

Answer -

In 2023, schools in the Tamworth electorate have a utilisation rate of around 85 per cent of the existing accommodation.

Population and dwelling projection data will continue to be used from relevant departments and agencies such as the Department of Planning and Environment, local councils, and non-government stakeholders to assess the anticipated demand for public schools.

Any future funding decisions on capital works will also be subject to budget processes.

Question asked on 23 May 2023 (session 58-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 4
Answer received on 27 June 2023 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 13