New schools for 3000 Box Hill students

Enrolments for the new primary school will open in 2025.

The NSW Government logo overlaying a photo of an empty classroom. The NSW Government logo overlaying a photo of an empty classroom.

The NSW Government is building better communities in Western Sydney, with a record $3.6 billion to continue delivering a pipeline of school infrastructure in rapidly growing suburbs, including a long-awaited new public school and high school in Box Hill.

This investment in Rebuilding Public Education targets the growing communities who need schools, as the government continues to turn around the backlog of school infrastructure projects inherited after more than a decade of neglect under the former government.

In Sydney’s rapidly-growing north west, the government will begin work on a new primary school and high school at Box Hill, in addition to the new primary school in Gables currently in planning. Together the three schools will cater for 3000 local students with room to grow.

Enrolments will open for families from 2025, as a temporary school will be fast-tracked for parents and children who waited years for a promised school under the former government.

The former government delivered zero schools for Box Hill and Gables, despite making promises to thousands of residents who moved there as they opened up the area for housing development.

Both Box Hill and Gables primary schools will be delivered with co-located public preschools to increase access to high quality early education.

Nearby, the state’s most populous school campuses at Riverbank Public School and The Ponds High School will receive significant additional funding for further upgrades on top of those already underway, to cater for their large and growing student populations.

In Sydney’s south-west growth corridor, $140 million will be delivered for additional primary school infrastructure for Austral and Leppington, in addition to upgrades already underway.

These major capital projects add to a record school infrastructure pipeline announced in the first Minns Government budget, with more than 60 new schools and school upgrades being delivered for western Sydney.

The NSW Government is building better communities by delivering these new schools in high growth areas:

  • Box Hill – new public school
  • Box Hill – new high school
  • Gables – new public school
  • Sydney Olympic Park – new public school
  • Wentworth Point – new high school
  • Melonba – new public school
  • Melonba – new high school
  • Nirimba Fields – new public school
  • Tallawong – new public school
  • Tallawong and Schofields – new high school
  • Jordan Springs – new high school
  • Gregory Hills – new public school
  • Gregory Hills and Gledswood Hills – new high school
  • Leppington and Denham Court – new high school
  • Edmondson Park – new high school
  • Melrose Park – new high school

In addition to these major school works, the NSW Government is delivering 100 public preschools in areas of greatest need across NSW, including 49 in western Sydney. All new primary schools will also have a co-located public preschool.

The government is committed to building better communities and caring for the people of NSW. We know families want high quality schools to sit at the centre of their communities, but underinvestment by the former government has left growing suburbs without the schools they need.

We have a coordinated and sustainable roadmap to build better essential services close to where people live and work, supporting working families’ aspirations for their communities. This is part of the government’s plan to build a better NSW.

Deputy Premier, Minister for Education and Early Learning and Minister for Western Sydney, Prue Car said:

“The NSW Labor Government is committed to breaking the backlog of critical infrastructure that’s needed to support the communities that have grown enormously in Western Sydney over the past decade, where the Liberals and Nationals failed to deliver.

“We’re delivering for the schools and communities who need it the most, whether that’s new communities without a local school or those who are outgrowing their existing facilities.

“Labor is building better communities and caring for working families in western Sydney’s growing suburbs by ensuring they have access to the high quality public preschool, primary school and high school facilities that they deserve.”

Treasurer Daniel Mookhey said:

“This is a must-have investment in the future of western Sydney families.

“Growing communities, including Box Hill, have been waiting years for this announcement. It means they’ll be able to access quality public education close to home.

“It builds on the investments this government has already made to build stronger communities and better schools by funding critical infrastructure and paying our teachers more.

“By cutting the state’s debt, we have cut the state’s interest bill. We are now using those savings to make a difference for students in western Sydney.”

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