The Rouse Hill – Tallawong area is one step closer to a brand new public school following the lodgment of Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) application request.

This is a key planning milestone on the path to delivering the new school. The project will deliver modern, flexible learning spaces, along with a range of new and upgraded core facilities and additional capacity for out of school hours care (OSHC).

The site for the new primary school, with the working title of “Rouse Farm”, was acquired earlier this year and planning for the project is underway.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly welcomed the news and said that it was reassuring to know the longer-term need for outstanding local schools is being met.

“I look forward to seeing the progress for this primary school and pleased the planning process is already well underway,” Mr Conolly said.

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said she was proud of the work the NSW Government was doing as part of the largest-ever investment in its public schools.

“I’m thrilled that we’ve reached this milestone for a new primary school near Tallawong metro station which will deliver the high-quality school resources students need to succeed,” Ms Mitchell said.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. In addition, a record $1.3 billion is being spent on school maintenance over five years, along with a record $500 million for the sustainable Cooler Classrooms program to provide air conditioning to schools. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

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