Leslie Williams, MP: Internet upgrades for Hastings schools

Upgrade: Local schools deserve the best tools for teaching and learning.
Upgrade: Local schools deserve the best tools for teaching and learning.

The NSW Government will partner with Telstra in delivering local public schools with a high speed internet upgrade.

The $328 million internet upgrade will be delivered to 2000 public schools across NSW, three years ahead of the original aim of 2025.

This upgrade will resolve problems delivering faster, more reliable internet access along with enhancing existing digital teaching and learning opportunities.

Our schools deserve the best tools for teaching and learning.

Upgrading a school's internet goes hand in hand with the NSW Government's focus on quality teaching and a new curriculum that will equip students for an increasingly digital world.

Schools work incredibly hard and I'm pleased we can offer them the country's best tools like fast internet to support our students.

The internet upgrade will be completed within the next 18 months.

Boosting Housing Options For Homeless Youth

Young people experiencing homelessness will benefit from more accommodation options and support services to help them break the cycle of homelessness, thanks to a $6.1 million NSW Government investment.

The package of support will help put young people on a pathway to housing independence.

Secure housing is an important foundation for young people to live a happy and healthy life, and to realise their full potential.

With a safe place to call home, and support tailored to their individual needs, young people can live independently, study, train, work and pursue the things they love.

The new funding will provide additional accommodation options for young people experiencing homelessness, including more medium-term housing options with appropriate support and supervision.

The NSW Government will continue to work closely with the sector to build on our responses for young people, informed by the recent evaluation of the Homelessness Youth Assistance Program.

The investment builds on the work the NSW Government has done during the pandemic to support young people at risk of homelessness. More than 360 people have been helped into housing through our Rent Choice Youth program since April.

Anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness can contact Link2home on 1800 152 152. Services and support are available 24-7, every day of the year.