A number of tender opportunities for architects, engineers, and builders have opened up across the Hunter as part of a State Government school building initiative.

Jobs are on offer at local projects such as improvements to Hunter River High School and Irrawang High School, as well as the upcoming Newcastle Education Campus.

Across the state, $3.3 billion will be invested in 44 public schools and is expected to generate around 16,000 new jobs.

At least $75 million is also promised for the Newcastle Education Campus.

Premier Dominic Perrottet says the investment will be a boost to both education and the economy as we learn to live with COVID-19. “

Today’s announcement provides further certainty to businesses and school communities,” Mr Perrottet said.

“For our kids to be the best and brightest they need the bricks and mortar to support them and we’re delivering that in spades.”