Social Commissioner joins School Infrastructure NSW Advisory Council

09 Nov 2017
Photo of Heather Nesbitt speaking with a community member at an outdoor event

The Greater Sydney Commission’s Social Commissioner, Heather Nesbitt, has been appointed to the School Infrastructure NSW Advisory Council by Minister for Education Rob Stokes.

The new Council will provide advice to School Infrastructure NSW, ensuring responses to evolving education needs are innovative, sustainable and represent value for money.

Its establishment comes as the NSW Government commits $4.2 billion to public school infrastructure over the next four years. The funding will deliver new and upgraded schools, including more than 1500 new classrooms for 32,000 students.

Heather has over 30 years’ experience in social sustainability, social housing, community infrastructure planning and social impact assessment.

The Advisory Council is chaired by Robert Rust and membership includes Jim Betts, Virginia Briggs, John Taylor, Julian Frecklington, Janet Davey and Kathy Powzun.