Construction begins on new school in Edmondson Park
The first sod is turned on south-west Sydney’s newest school.
02 May 2022
The NSW Government’s historic school-building program is continuing to deliver for south-west Sydney with Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell and Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, visiting the site of the new primary school in Edmondson Park as construction gets under way.
The new primary school will deliver 44 teaching and learning spaces, four support classrooms and two preschool rooms in early 2023, accommodating up to 1,000 students and adding 40 preschool places for community use.
Ms Mitchell said she was thrilled to see the project progressing to construction stage as she turned the first sod.
“The NSW Government is delivering this new primary school in Edmondson Park to support young families living in the area,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Since 2019, 13 new and upgraded schools have been delivered across south-west Sydney, an investment of more than $350 million. This new primary school at Edmondson Park builds on the NSW Government’s commitment to deliver for families across the south-west Sydney region.”
State Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons MP said the new school would be warmly welcomed into the growing area.
“The NSW Government is delivering for south-west Sydney, with record investments in south-west Sydney in areas such as school infrastructure,” Ms Gibbons said.
The new primary school will be led by principal Heather Alè, who has been an educator with the NSW Department of Education for 20 years and has led improvement, innovation and change in diverse school contexts as deputy principal and principal.
“As we prepare to open the new school in 2023, the Edmondson Park community was invited to vote on their preferred name for the new school and register their interest on how to make an enrolment application,” Ms Alè said.
The new and upgraded schools in south-west Sydney are part of the NSW Government’s historic $15 billion school-building program.
The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
New and upgraded schools delivered since 2019 in South West Sydney:
- Denham Court Public School (new)
- Barramurra Public School (new)
- Gledswood Hills Public School (new)
- Oran Park High School (new)
- Oran Park Public School (upgrade)
- Campbell House School (upgrade)
- Ajuga School (upgrade)
- Glenfield Park School (upgrade)
- Bardia Public School (upgrade)
- Yandelora School (new)
- Hurlstone Agricultural High School (upgrade)
- Ingleburn High School (upgrade)
- Prestons Public School (upgrade)
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