Growing community set for new primary school
A new school in one of Australia's fastest-growing areas will bring much-needed shared facilities to the community.
08 August 2022
A multi-million-dollar project to deliver the new Green Square Public School and community spaces is officially under construction as the Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore celebrated this milestone with the turning of the sod.
The new $76 million primary school co-funded by the NSW Government and City of Sydney will deliver 24 fit-for-purpose learning spaces to cater up to 600 students along with a library, canteen, and staff and administration space. It will also include a covered outdoor learning area and new out-of-school-hours care facilities.
The project will also deliver additional community facilities and shared spaces designed for both school and community use.
Ms Mitchell said she was delighted to be at the site to celebrate the NSW Government’s continued investment in public school infrastructure.
“The new Green Square Public School will meet the local demand in one of Australia's fastest-growing neighbourhoods,” Ms Mitchell said.
“I’m proud the NSW Government is delivering on our commitment to provide the best facilities to support local students in the Green Square community.
“The new primary school is an exciting project for the community and I look forward to watching as the school takes shape in the coming months.”
Ms Moore said the school would sit at the heart of the growing Green Square community and set a new benchmark for urban development.
“This revolutionary design will provide much-needed community facilities that will be activated day and night for the whole community to use. It is an important addition to the area’s educational, social and cultural life,” the Lord Mayor said.
“By 2030, more than 60,000 people will call Green Square home. The school will serve as a linchpin that connects our award-winning library and civic plaza, and the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
“By planning for the community’s needs alongside residential development, we are transforming Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland into a lively, connected and well-serviced community.”
The NSW Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW.
This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.
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