$68 million in infrastructure projects will be delivered to public schools across New South Wales, including three in the Hunter electorate.

$5.8 million will be distributed amongst three public schools, including Cessnock East Public School, Wakefield Public School and Cessnock High School.

In the second round of the Albanese Governments Schools Upgrade Fund public schools with the greatest need have been made a priority.

This includes those containing a high number of students from low-socio economic backgrounds, and First Nations Students.

Wakefield Public School has received $4 million to upgrade classrooms, school buildings and facilities.

Cessnock East Public School has been handed $1.2 million for a playground upgrade. 

Cessnock High School has been given $600,000 for a sports precinct upgrade.

Hunter MP Dan Repacholi says “students and teachers will now have better facilities, and better quality education from these”.

Applications for the second round of funds closed in February and were open to all public schools.