New primary school for Macquarie Park progresses
The new Midtown Macquarie Park public school will cater for 750 students from Kindergarten to Year 6.
12 September 2023
The NSW Government is delivering a new high-quality primary school in one of Sydney’s major growth areas, giving NSW’s working families access to the essential services they rely on.
Once completed, the new Midtown Macquarie Park public school will cater for 750 students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in contemporary facilities.
This marks an important investment in public education as the Macquarie Park area’s primary school student projections are forecast to triple by 2041.
The NSW Government is focused on delivering this important project, after the growing demand for schools in Macquarie Park was not met by the former Liberal and National Government.
To get this project underway, the NSW Government has worked on completing planning and design to lodge the project’s State Significant Development (SSD) application, including consulting with the community and finalising the schematic design. The plans will be lodged on Tuesday 12 September.
The design includes a rooftop play area created with the input of teachers, maximising play and outdoor space with a rooftop active area, a running track, a perimeter net for ball games, table settings and performance stage. There are also play areas on each of the school’s teaching levels.
The ground floor also includes a multipurpose hall with court markings for sport, a covered outdoor learning area (COLA), a climbing wall and a natural school garden.
Fun-loving students can also catch a slide from Level 1 to the ground floor, and levels 2, 3 and 4 have areas for structured play and flexible outdoor teaching and learning spaces.
The school also features brand new classrooms, administration and staff facilities, a canteen, a multipurpose hall, a library, covered and landscaped outdoor learning areas and plantings throughout the site. Students also have easy access sports fields and open public parkland including Wilga Park and Shrimptons Creek.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car said:
“It is so important Macquarie Park has the educational facilities it needs to allow this growing community to flourish.
“I am thrilled to see plans for this new public school progressing, and I cannot wait to see this new school project completed.
“This community were promised the world by the Liberals and Nationals, who failed year after year to deliver the school this community needs.”
Federal Member for Bennelong Jerome Laxale said:
“It is great to see the Minns Labor Government making progress on the Midtown Macquarie Park school, after the project was left to languish under the former Liberals and National government.
“This is a rapidly-growing area with future projections for major demand for school places, so this project is urgently needed.
“This school will be such a welcome addition to the Macquarie Park community and will ensure future generations and families have access to a high quality public education.”
- Ministerial media releases