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New school projects driven by election promises over priorities: Auditor-General – Sydney Morning Herald

New school builds and upgrades had not all been based on rigorous analysis to meet the highest needs of the state’s students, the NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford…

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NSW Auditor-General Margaret Crawford.
School Infrastructure NSW last year told the government it would not meet forecast classroom needs beyond 2023 – such as accommodating 180,000 new student enrolments and upgrading 34,000 teaching spaces by 2039 – despite the governments record $7 billion spend on school builds over four years.
Given limited resources, planning for projects should be led by strategic, state-wide prioritisation to select the most effective investments before projects are funded…

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