First look at major upgrade for Byron Bay Public School

16 September 2017

The Byron Bay Public School community got its first look today at how its proposed major upgrade will look with a new flythrough animation to coincide with celebrations for the school's 125th anniversary.

Education Minister Rob Stokes said he was delighted the school was benefitting from the NSW Government's education infrastructure program as it celebrated its long history.

"It is very fitting that as the school prepares for such a significant upgrade, it is also about to celebrate such a significant milestone," Mr Stokes said.

"There is a very strong thread of excellence in public education running through years at Byron Bay," he said.

"The design will be exhibited as part of the development application process, which will begin shortly."

The school is celebrating its 125th anniversary today and tomorrow with reunions, a walk and procession from Apex Park to the school, displays, and an official ceremony at 11.30am tomorrow.

Parliamentary Secretary for Northern NSW Ben Franklin said the upgrade would replace demountable classrooms and position the school for future learning.

"The design includes 10 future-focused learning spaces and outdoor, undercover learning areas as well," Mr Franklin said.

The project is one of more than 120 new and upgraded schools funded under a $4.2 billion package over four years announced as part of the 2017-18 NSW Budget.  

Mr Stokes visited the school last week after releasing further details of the $50 million new Ballina Coast High School and other North Coast school upgrades.
 

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