Photo: The Olsen family hope to have their children enrolled in the new Murrumbateman Primary school as soon as possible. 

The Murrumbateman community will soon be benefiting from a new primary school sooner than expected with the 2020-21 NSW Budget NSW released yesterday including funding for the new school – fast-tracked as part of the Government’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the allocation of $3 million in 2020-21 to commence construction of a new primary school at Murrumbateman demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to delivering the project as soon as possible.

“The new school will accommodate up to 370 students and will deliver 16 learning spaces, including special education spaces, a library, covered outdoor learning area, administration facilities and green space,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

This commitment builds upon the recent announcement of a site for the new primary school. Located at 2 Fairley Street, Murrumbateman, the new school will be located on a 1.5-hectare site in the centre of town with dual road frontage.

Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the 2021 budget just release is a pleasing result for the communities of the Goulburn electorate.

“The Budget delivers for a stronger Goulburn electorate with funding for Police, Education, Roads, Tourism, Transport, Social Housing, Businesses and Health,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“These programs would not be possible without the NSW Liberals record of strong financial management. Some of the budget items include

 $700,000 (as part of a $9.6 million project) to reinvigorate the Wombeyan Caves visitor experience
and funding towards the upgrade of the Wombeyan Caves Road
 Part funding of the $25 million commitment the Goulburn Police Station project
 $1.5 million (as part of $60 million) to upgrade Goulburn Police Academy
 $60.7 million (as part of a $150 million project) for the Goulburn Hospital Redevelopment
 $3 million to commence a new primary school at Murrumbateman
 $24 million to commence the Barton Highway Duplication: ACT towards Murrumbateman and the
completion of Barton Highway Safety Improvement (State and Federal Funded)
 Improvement to Social Housing Assets
 Upgrades at Yass High School
 Upgrades at Goulburn and Moss Vale Train Stations
 Planning for Moss Vale Bypass
 Continuation of Stronger Country Communities Fund with a fourth-round
 Extension of the Regional Seniors Travel Card into 2021
 $1,500 voucher for small business towards government fees and charges
 Payroll tax relief and small business support
 $291 million state-wide boost for arts and culture
 Multi-million-dollar stimulus for Crown Lands
 15 hours of free preschool
 $100 Out & About vouchers to support families and small businesses