National Education Growth Plan
In a series of regional announcements from July to September 2019, the Government released the National Education Growth Plan (NEGP) which shows that the Government is planning for 100,000 additional student places in high-growth areas to 2030. Additional announcements were made in 2020.
- Auckland/Te Tai Tokerau
- Waikato and Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti
- Bay of Plenty – Waiariki and Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū
- Canterbury, Chatham Islands and Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast
- Otago, Southland
This plan is supported by the largest investment ever by a New Zealand Government in school property of $1.2 billion. School property and roll growth classroom funding announcements were made at the same time as the NEGP announcements. Additional announcements as part of the 1.2b investment were made in November 2020. See November 2020 announcements.
The NEGP is designed to address the complexity and transformation required across all of New Zealand’s high growth regions to ensure that sufficient capacity is delivered nationwide in the right place at the right time.
Download the NEGP documents
Funding was announced for the attached schools in the NEGP and short-term classroom programme. The short-term classroom programme provides schools with the space they need until permanent roll growth solutions are delivered.
North Island (19 November announcement)
South Island (20 November announcement)
Below are the NEGP details announced in each region in 2019, including the growth plan for each region, a one-page fact sheet, and the list of schools in each region announced to receive funding for roll growth classrooms.
The Auckland Education Growth Plan has been announced. Details of a new primary school in Auckland and more than 200 new classrooms and 24 additional special education satellite units across the 2 regions have also been announced.
The growth plans for Waikato and Hawke’s Bay have been announced. Details of a school expansion in Hamilton, 79 new classrooms across Waikato and 23 classrooms across the Hawke’s Bay, Tairāwhiti region have also been announced.
The growth plans for Bay of Plenty – Waiariki and Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatū have been announced. Details of a school relocation and expansion in Tauranga and 50 new classrooms across the two regions have also been announced.
The growth plan for Wellington has been announced. Details of 40 new classrooms across the region have also been announced.
The growth plan for Canterbury has been announced. Details of the expansion of an existing primary school, acquisition of land for a new primary school, and 25 new classrooms across the Canterbury and Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast regions have also been announced.
The growth plan for Otago has been announced. Details of a new primary school in Queenstown, and 20 new classrooms across the Otago, Southland region have also been announced.
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