More than 1500 school students are closer to learning in multi-purpose and flexible learning spaces now that construction has started at the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct.
To cater for the growing community and ensure students have access to the best possible learning facilities, Meadowbank Public School and Marsden High School will be relocated to new facilities within the Precinct by 2022.
The new facilities, designed by Roberts Pizzarotti, will cater for 1000 primary students, 1500 secondary students and 120 intensive English students.
The relocated schools also offer opportunities for school students to complete vocational education on the same campus. The transformed TAFE NSW campus, designed by Hansen Yuncken, will feature a new combined Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub. The planning approval for the TAFE NSW project is being progressed separately and is expected in the coming months.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell celebrated the start of works onsite for the new school buildings at Meadowbank.
“The schools received planning approval through the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program, which is keeping the economy moving and people in jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Ms Mitchel said.
“Together, the schools and TAFE projects will support almost 1900 construction jobs.”
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over 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.