People from Hay will be able to access the training they need to get a job and get ahead with the Nationals announcing that a new TAFE will be built in Hay.

Member for Murray Austin Evans was today joined by Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall for the announcement.

“This announcement is an absolute game-changer for the people of Hay who until now have never had a major TAFE campus in town,” Mr Evans said.

“For the first time ever people here in Hay will be able to study a broad range of courses at TAFE locally, improving their ability to get the education they need to get a job and get ahead.

“Importantly the new TAFE campus will also provide expanded training opportunities to students right across our region and complement existing TAFE campuses such as the Leeton, Deniliquin and Griffith campuses.”

Mr Marshall said the new campus would take TAFE’s presence in the region to a whole new level.

“The Nationals are driving a massive expansion of TAFE’s footprint across rural and regional NSW with Hay set to benefit from a new and state-of-the-art TAFE campus,” Mr Marshall said.

“This announcement is going to revolutionise training and job opportunities in Hay and surrounding areas.

“This new TAFE will allow locals to tap into TAFE’s state-wide network of campuses and courses, ensuring they can complete the training they need to get a job.

“Today’s announcement is yet another significant investment in the future of rural and regional communities and a clear demonstration of the Nationals’ commitment to expanding TAFE in the regions.”

The Nationals have already delivered 14 new or upgraded TAFE campuses in regional NSW since 2017. These campuses have on average tripled course offerings (compared to an existing facility) and more than doubled student enrolments.