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$41 million for school buildings

Hon Anne Tolley
Minister of Education

12 March 2009 Media Statement

$41 million for school buildings

Eighty-one schools around the country would get new or expanded buildings through the first allocation of property funding to schools under the government’s recently announced infrastructure package, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

“These schools now have the go-ahead to start work to redress their lack of space or need for new buildings,” Mrs Tolley said..

“Seventy-four schools will receive $30 million to extend existing buildings, and seven schools will receive $11 million to replace buildings that are no longer economically viable to maintain.”

A ranking system is applied to ensure that schools with the greatest need have their space deficiencies and building issues addressed first, regardless of school type

Mrs Tolley said that further programmes were likely to be announced later this year. “Infrastructure projects like these support the Government’s economic stimulus initiatives”.

“I am pleased to give these schools the opportunity to improve their properties to help them better manage roll increases, or to build new buildings when they are urgently required to replace outdated facilities,” she said.


Attached: list of school projects

Table 1: Schools included in Interim School Property Deficiencies Programme

School Name/Town/City

Shirley Boys’ High School/Christchurch
Te Rapa School/Hamilton
Waikite Valley School/Rotorua
Westmere School/Auckland
Kaurihohore School/Whangarei
Blockhouse Bay Intermediate/Auckland
Okoia School/Wanganui
Argyll East School/Otane
Garston School/Garston
Karoro School/Greymouth
Albany School/Auckland
Te Uku School/Waikato
Ponsonby Intermediate/Auckland
Maraetai Beach School/Auckland
West Harbour School/Auckland
Ruakaka School/Whangarei
Poroutawhao School/Levin
Maori Hill School/Dunedin
Massey High School/Auckland
Pirongia School/Pirongia
Tauranga Intermediate/Tauranga
Whatawhata School/Hamilton
Rangikura School/Porirua East
Lake Brunner School/Greymouth
Kaihere School/Morrinsville
Puketapu School /Hawkes Bay
Waitakere School/Auckland
Amberley School/Amberley
Ngunguru School/Whangarei
Paterangi School/Ohaupo
Paerata School/South Auckland
Opawa School/Christchurch
Ellerslie School/Auckland
Ngutunui School/Te Awamutu
Fordell School/Wanganui
Oratia School/Auckland
St Clair School/Dunedin
Parnell School/Auckland
Templeton School/Christchurch
Stanley Avenue School/Te Aroha
Belfast School/Christchurch
Christchurch Girls' High School/Christchurch
Christchurch East School/Christchurch
Opaki School/Masterton
Kaurilands School/Auckland
Tapu School/Thames
Maungaturoto School/Maungaturoto
Stanhope Road School/Auckland
Randwick Park School/Manukau City
Taupaki School/Auckland
Papatoetoe South School/Auckland
Redoubt North School/Auckland
Rangiwaea School/Taihape
Oakura School/Via New Plymouth
Glendowie College/Auckland
St Albans School/Christchurch
Hedgehope School/Invercargill
Tuakau College/South Auckland
Mangawhai Beach School/Whangarei
Elmwood Normal School/Christchurch
Hagley Community College/Christchurch
Abbotsford School/Dunedin
Maungaraki School/Lower Hutt
Royal Oak Intermediate School/Auckland
Tawhai School/Lower Hutt
Arrowtown School/Arrowtown
Otumoetai Intermediate/Tauranga
Papakura Normal School/Auckland
Mt Albert Grammar School/Auckland
Windsor School (Christchurch)/Christchurch
Mairangi Bay School/Auckland
Willowpark School/North Shore
Tahatai Coast School/Tauranga
Twyford School/Hastings

Table 2: Schools included in the Interim Replacement Buildings programme

School/City/town)/Type of facilities being replaced

Cambridge High School/Cambridge/Technology block
Somerfield School/Christchurch/Multipurpose hall
Point Chevalier School/Auckland/Junior block and hall/
Christchurch South Intermediate/Christchurch/Classroom block/
Lyttleton Main School/Lyttelton/3 classroom blocks
Manurewa East School/Auckland/2 classroom blocks
Kuranui School/Tirau/2 classroom blocks

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