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Labor promises to build a new school at Medowie

Luke Foley.Labor has guaranteed a new public high school for Port Stephens if elected at the March 28 state election.
Nanjing Night Net

Opposition Leader Luke Foley announced last week that Labor would invest $40 million to build a new school in Medowie during the party’s first term, if elected.

“Giving our children the best possible education means building new schools where they are needed,” he said in a statement.

“We will invest in education, building new schools like Medowie, without privatising the electricity network.”

The announcement comes after Education Minister Adrian Piccoli said the government had no plans to build a new public high school in the Maitland local government area.

The government has funded multi-million dollar expansions of Rutherford Technology High School and Bolwarra Public School recently to cope with the increasing populations.

Labor had previously pledged to investigate the need for a new high school in Maitland if elected in March.

Independent candidate Philip Penfold has also said he would advocate for a new school in the region if he became the Maitland MP.

Property developer Hardie Holdings has earmarked a site in Anambah that it wants to sell to the Department of Education to be used as a new school for Maitland’s west.

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