The case is clear – Pottsville needs a high school.

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS - Ais­ling Bren­nan ais­ling.bren­nan@tweed­dai­lynews.com.au

THE pos­si­bil­ity of Pottsville get­ting a new high school could be­come a re­al­ity if NSW La­bor wins the State Elec­tion in March.

Op­po­si­tion Leader Luke Fo­ley has com­mit­ted

$40 mil­lion to build a high school in Pottsville to ac­com­mo­date stu­dents who have to travel to Mur­willum­bah or Kingscliff for their ed­u­ca­tion.

“The case is clear, Pottsville needs a high school and only a NSW La­bor Gov­ern­ment will build it,” Mr Fo­ley said.

The Pottsville com­mu­nity has been call­ing on the gov­ern­ment for years to build a high school at land ear­marked for the devel­op­ment at the Seabreeze Es­tate.

“I’m out lis­ten­ing and talk­ing to lo­cals ev­ery day and the calls for a pub­lic high school for Pottsville are grow­ing louder and louder,” Coun­try La­bor can­di­date for the Tweed Craig El­liot said.

“It is un­fair for their chil­dren to spend countless hours a week on the bus go­ing to other high schools when there is a clear need for a high school at Pottsville.”

Ear­lier this year the de­vel­op­ers of the Seabreeze Es­tate, New­land De­vel­op­ers, tried to sub­di­vide the land ear­marked for the school but were knocked back by Tweed Shire Coun­cil.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ED­U­CA­TION IN FO­CUS: NSW La­bor Op­po­si­tion Leader Luke Fo­ley and Coun­try La­bor can­di­date for Tweed Craig El­liot with some of the Pottsville res­i­dents who would like to see a high school built in their area.

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