$14.7m redevelopment for Grey Lynn School

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


National list MP based in Mt Albert Melissa Lee says $14.7 million to redevelop Grey Lynn School will not only replace aging facilities, but also enable roll growth.

“The investment will deliver eight replacement classrooms and six new teaching spaces, as well as a new library, administration facilities, and a multi-purpose hall,” Ms Lee said.

“As we all know, Auckland has a fast-growing population.  This flows on to our schools, so it’s important we ensure our local schools can meet the increased demand on their capacity.

“Today’s announcement means more than $268 million worth of school redevelopments have been announced or started in Auckland over the past six months.

“This includes the $79 million construction work on Western Springs College, which got underway in September.

“A lot of thought and time is going into the design work for the Grey Lynn School redevelopment.  Early site works will be carried out over the holidays, with construction expected to get underway in April 2017.

“I am proud to be part of a Government which has been consistent about investing in modern and flexible infrastructure for New Zealand schools.  We want to support student learning to all our kids have their best opportunity to succeed,” Ms Lee said.