Families in Schofields will benefit from a new public primary school following planning approval from the NSW Government for the Alex Avenue Precinct School.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the school, located at Farmland Drive, Schofields, which will initially provide spaces for 500 students, will be designed to allow future growth to support 1,000 students as needed.

“Schofields is fast becoming a popular place to live, with a range of housing to suit different needs and price points, its sense of community and its proximity to public transport,” Mr Conolly said.

“The new school will be a fantastic place for families to send their young children when they are ready to begin their school lives.”

“This new public primary school will create 410 new jobs and inject $43.96 million into the NSW economy, while providing high-quality learning for students from kindergarten through to year six.”

“Alex Avenue will have a range of innovative and flexible learning spaces, a school hall, library and a covered outdoor learning area for children to be able to learn and play outside, no matter the weather.”

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the new school was one of six education projects approved through the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program, which is keeping the economy moving and people in jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Not only are we creating new jobs and supporting NSW’s economic recovery as we deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we are providing new and upgraded first-class education facilities where they are needed right across the State,” Mr Stokes said.

“With new libraries, school halls, canteens and indoor and outdoor play areas, these developments will create high-quality learning environments for students at all stages of their education journey from kindergarten through to university.”

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the new school will benefit students and the community for generations to come.

“This will be a great asset for Western Sydney and a wonderful example of how the NSW Government is providing the education infrastructure needed to meet the needs of growing communities,” Mrs Mitchell said.

“The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver and upgrade schools across NSW and it’s great that we can advance that investment quickly to keep the NSW economy ticking over.”

The school is planned to be open for the start of the 2021 school year.

For more information visit: https://www.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10036


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