Todd Muller welcomes school expansion in Bay of Plenty

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Local MP Todd Muller is delighted that Papamoa has secured additional Government funding for the expansion of Papamoa College and Golden Sands School.

“Papamoa College will receive $5.1 million to expand to 1,500 students in years 7 – 13. This is up from the current 1,100 students in years 7 – 10.

“Golden Sands School will receive $3 million to expand to 520 students in years 1 – 6, up from 420 students in years 1 – 5 at the moment.

“The two schools are relatively new additions in the community, but Papamoa’s population growth means that they are already full to overflowing, so this new investment is well-timed,” says Todd Muller.

“I know the community will share my delight that our local schools will be benefiting from these expansions.

“This is a great part of the country to live and we see the large number of new houses popping up, which means our local infrastructure needs this investment to keep pace.

“It is great that Papamoa has been recognised and supported.”

“It also shows we are managing the economy well.  Jobs growth leads to more revenue and the ability to invest in services that matter, such as local schools,” said Mr Muller.