A new state-of-the-art public school in Sydney’s north west is one step closer, with the NSW Government today approving the final plans for the new primary school at Marsden Park (west).

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the school, to be located on Northbourne Drive, will provide high-quality learning spaces for generations to come.

“This new school is wonderful news for our growing community and, once complete, will provide places for 1,000 students from Kindergarten to Year 6,” Mr Conolly said.

“The school will not only provide new and improved education infrastructure, but will also inject $48 million investment into our local area and create 227 jobs during construction.”

Construction will soon begin on the new school, which will include innovative new flexible learning spaces, a hall, library, covered outdoor learning area, staff and administration facilities, enhanced open spaces, games court and a sporting field.

Enrolments are being taken for the 2021 school year and will be accommodated in a “pop-up” school while the permanent school buildings are constructed.

Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said the new public school at Marsden Park (west) illustrates the NSW Government’s commitment to invest in new and improved learning environments right across the State.

“We are investing an unprecedented $6.7 billion in education over the next four years to ensure NSW students are best-equipped to take on the future,” Mrs Mitchell said.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the school at Marsden Park West is one of nine major education projects determined in the past two months through the NSW Government’s new Planning System Acceleration Program.

“Combined, these projects will not only deliver new and upgraded learning environments for more than 9,000 students in NSW, they will also create opportunities for 5,650 new jobs during construction,” Mr Stokes said.

Marsden Park (west) is one of three schools which are the latest projects to be determined through the Planning System Acceleration Program that is fast-tracking planning assessments to keep people in jobs and the economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program has created opportunities for more than 23,000 direct jobs and almost $13 billion worth of economic investment across NSW.

For more info: https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/projects/m/marsden-park-new-primary-school.html#library-tab

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