SITE IDENTIFIED FOR NEW PRIMARY SCHOOL IN SCHOFIELDS
Written on the 15 November 2018 by Kevin Conolly
A site for the new Alex Avenue primary school in Schofields has been confirmed with the NSW Liberal Government today announcing that land has been secured on Farmland Drive, Schofields.
Construction of the new primary school will commence mid-next year, and is set to open for the start of the 2021 school year.
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the announcement of the location and opening date would be welcome news for local parents.
The school will initially accommodate 500 students, but has been designed to allow for future extension to allow it to cater for up to 1,000 students as the area grows.
"Schools are the backbone of our communities and I am very pleased that this exciting project is being delivered for local families."
"Our community is going through an amazing transformation. Schofields is growing and the new school will be built to grow with our community," Mr Conolly said.
Education Minister Rob Stokes thanked the Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly for his tireless advocacy ensuring that the NSW Government is making it a priority to deliver new and upgraded schools to Sydney's north-west as the area continues to attract young families.
"Kevin has been a driving force behind securing the funding for the new and upgraded schools being delivered for Riverstone that will serve the community for generations to come, and this new primary school for Schofields is a great example of that," Mr Stokes said.
The next steps will involve community consultation and the finalisation of the concept designs before a development application is lodged early next year.
This project is part of the NSW Liberal Government's record $6 billion school building program over the next four years, which will deliver more than 170 new and upgraded schools to support communities throughout NSW. This is the largest investment into public school infrastructure by any state government in Australian history.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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