Wilton Public School set to be upgraded

Wilton Public School set to be upgraded

Planning is now under way for an upgrade of Wilton Public School.

A development application (DA) for the project is expected to be lodged with Wollondilly Council soon.

Education minister Sarah Mitchell, accompanied by Wollondilly MP Nathaniel Smith, made the announcement on a visit to the school yesterday.

The Liberal MPs to view the proposed areas to be upgraded along with the library and technology sections of the school.

They were welcomed to the technology area by mini robots controlled by students using their iPads.

Ms Mitchell said the upgrade to Wilton Public School would benefit the community by providing new permanent learning spaces and quality modern educational facilities.

"This is an exciting project for the Wilton area that, together with a major redevelopment of Picton High School already underway, will address the educational needs associated with the growth in the area," she said.

"I am pleased we have reached this next important milestone."

Early planning for a new school in the Wilton growth area is also under way while the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment finalises its strategic plans for the region.

"This is the best approach to support current population projections, land availability and existing infrastructure," Ms Mitchell said.

Mr Smith said he was delighted that plans were progressing at Wilton Public School and planning was underway for the new Wilton school.

"The upgrade at Wilton Public School will create a high quality facility for students and staff in the local area," he said.

"Together with the major redevelopment of Picton High School also underway it shows that the NSW Government is committed to providing the education facilities needed to support current population projections."