NSW Bud­get: What it means for the Tweed

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TWEED MP Ge­off Provest says there’s $100 mil­lion for pri­mary schools in the Tweed but is adamant none of the money is set aside for a new Pottsville fa­cil­ity.

This comes de­spite calls for a new high school in the area to meet in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion.

“I’ve got $100 mil­lion there for up­grades in Tweed and Kingscliff, it’s not Pottsville,” he said.

“The next plan is to con­sult with the school com­mu­nity, to con­sult with the mums and dads and wider com­mu­nity.

“Our op­tions are to build a new pri­mary school or to ren­o­vate ex­ist­ing pri­mary schools. The point I’m mak­ing is there’s no lim­i­ta­tions on this money, we can build a new one or fix an old one but I’m not one to cram a de­ci­sion down peo­ple’s throats.

“What I will be do­ing is go back to the town to talk to the school com­mu­ni­ties, the prin­ci­pals, the teach­ers, the P&CS and say, ‘well, we have this money, let’s do some­thing we can agree on’.”

The Pottsville com­mu­nity has long called for a high school to cater for the grow­ing area but Mr Provest said in early-2014 any such de­vel­op­ment was at least a decade away, ac­cord­ing to de­mog­ra­phers.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

New South Wales Pre­mier Gla­dys Bere­jik­lian and Tweed MP Ge­off Provest.

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