Property projects led by schools and by the Ministry

Approximately 70% of school property projects are led by the Ministry, who is the client and buyer of services. The remaining projects are led by schools, where services are engaged by a Board of Trustees and managed by a Project Manager appointed by the school.

Property projects managed by schools

Funding for maintaining and modernising school property is provided directly to state schools’ boards of trustees to be used for:

  • replacing building components (e.g. roofing)
  • replacing plant and equipment (e.g. boilers)
  • minor weathertightness repairs
  • general maintenance (e.g. building cleaning and painting)
  • modifications to create flexible learning spaces.

To guide the effective use of this funding, each school prepares a 10 Year Property Plan (10YPP) which is updated and agreed with the Ministry every five years.

Property projects managed by the Ministry

Funding for redevelopment and expansion of the school estate is managed directly by the Ministry’s Capital Works teams.

Capital Works funding is used for:

  • new schools
  • rebuilds of existing schools
  • redevelopments
  • building improvements
  • remediating weathertightness issues
  • earthquake strengthening
  • roll growth
  • Christchurch Schools Rebuild programme

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