Release date: 26 June 2018
Meadowbank TAFE will be transformed into the State’s first technology focused TAFE college and will sit alongside a new K-12 school – massively boosting enrolment numbers in the area.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Member for Ryde Victor Dominello today unveiled plans for new education facilities which will include a new primary school, high school and a revitalised Meadowbank TAFE.
“We are investing in a world-class education precinct in Meadowbank to cater for the needs of students at a range of stages in their lives,” Ms Berejiklian said.
“The surrounding area is renowned as a leading technology hub and it makes sense to put technology front and centre of the revitalised TAFE site.”
Mr Dominello said Marsden High School will be relocated to the new Education Precinct and cater for up to 1500 secondary school students – double the current capacity. Meadowbank Public School will also have its capacity doubled to 1000 places, following its relocation to the new Precinct.
“What we are unveiling is a NSW first and this new education precinct will cater for the community’s growing number of families,” Mr Dominello said.
“An exciting win for the community is that the existing Marsden High School site will become a sporting facility primarily catering for netball, while the current Meadowbank Public School site will become public open space once the move is complete.”
The Meadowbank Education Precinct will be open for students towards the end of 2021. The proposed new high school and primary school are among more than 170 projects being funded by the NSW Government over four years under a record-breaking $6 billion school building program. This is the biggest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of Australia.