Parliamentary Secretary for the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC has had a preliminary briefing on the fire at TAFE Tighes Hill campus.
Standard incident procedures have been initiated and are currently underway.
"TAFE management and Assistant Minister for Skills the Hon. Adam Marshall MP are being updated on the response to the fire.” Mr MacDonald said
“Minister Marshall has informed me there will be a full assessment once it is safe to undertake."
"I can give impacted TAFE staff, students and campus community an assurance from the NSW Government the site will be made secure as quickly as possible; a building assessment will be completed promptly and plans for repairs or rebuilding will be drawn up straight away."
“I trust everyone is safe and sincerely thank the Hunter emergency workers for their rapid response.”