SCONE'S TAFE campus has officially been sold to Racing NSW, the state government has confirmed. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Flemington Drive property had changed hands for $4 million, pledging that the revenue would go towards teaching and learning facilities in the Hunter. Projects the funds could go towards include a multi-trade workshop for Scone's connected learning centre, a Newcastle TAFE welding workshop upgrade and hair, beauty and business "delivery spaces at Muswellbrook's campus. The NSW Teachers Federation in January slammed the state government for listing the "irreplaceable" Scone TAFE NSW campus for sale. Mr Lee said TAFE NSW will continue delivering courses on the site for up to three years. "The site of 2 Flemington Drive will continue to deliver world-class equine training locally," Mr Lee said. "For more than 130 years, TAFE NSW has bought and sold sites across the state to adapt to the evolving needs of industry and community," Mr Lee said. Mr Lee pointed to the connected learning centre as a boost for local training "by offering a wide range of new and in-demand courses". Racing NSW chief executive Peter V'Landys said the site's new owner would offer extensive courses for the recing industry. "Racing NSW intends to keep the site as an education facility and significantly expand its current use," Mr V'landys said. "[We] will also work with TAFE NSW and the local community to ensure there is the right mix of other courses available at the facility to provide the necessary skilled labour for the region." TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said a sale like the Scone one allowed the training organisation to "modernise its teaching and learning facilities". "As the state's economic drivers shift, and the training needs of local communities and industry change, so too does the demand placed on our training facilities and assets," Mr Faurby said.