Thursday, 26 May 2022

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes visited Mona Vale Public School today to view the start of construction on the school’s new performing arts centre.

The facility is part of the major upgrade already underway at Mona Vale Public School, delivering state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor learning spaces, new school hall and canteen, and upgraded support facilities.

“This is an exciting time for students and our wider community,” Rob Stokes said today.

“The works underway throughout the school campus are delivering generational improvements and are setting a new benchmark for our local education facilities.

“The new performing arts center will become a focal point of the school and provide opportunities never before available to local students.

“Through innovative shared-use arrangements, the wider community will also be able to benefit from this dedicated performance facility,” Mr Stokes said.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell celebrated the start of construction works and said the new performing arts centre will be an important addition to the Mona Vale campus.

“The new performing arts centre will benefit the school and the local community for years to come,” Ms Mitchell said.

“Our schools are the centre of our communities. The upgrade at Mona Vale Public School is part of the government’s commitment to support families in this area.”

The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.