Education Minister Sarah Mitchell and Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly today announced the site for a new primary school in Sydney’s north-west near Tallawong station.

Minister Mitchell said the new primary school would benefit the growing community by providing new permanent learning spaces and modern educational facilities for the future.

“This is exciting for the entire community, which includes young families who have chosen to make this part of Sydney their home.

“This is one of the fastest growing areas in the state. This government is supporting these growing communities with investments into jobs, roads and public transport as well as social infrastructure, including schools, parks and community facilities,” Ms Mitchell said.

A Development Application (DA) has also been lodged to start early works on the new site, which is located at 91 Schofields Road in Rouse Hill.

Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said he was delighted that plans were progressing for a new primary school located near the Tallawong Metro Station. The new school will be a modular build construction like that currently being built at Farmland Drive Schofields.

“The new primary school will create a high quality facility for students for years to come and support current population projections.

The site is located in the suburb of Rouse Hill and will be referred to by the working title of “Rouse Farm” pending the normal naming process for new schools.

“It has been a big week for Riverstone communities with construction starting at the new primary school in Schofields and in Marsden Park as well. And we’ve had an additional three school upgrades delivered in the last seven months,” Mr Conolly said.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver 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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