The State Government has confirmed that construction on a promised primary school at Jordan Springs will begin in the coming months.
Plans for the school were first announced in 2015.
With the construction contract being awarded late last year, the Government says building is now on track and set to commence on the Cullen Avenue site very soon. The school is estimated to be open by 2021.
Labor has been consistently questioning the status of the project.
NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes denied Labor’s claims that the State Government didn’t deliver on its 2015 promise and said they only committed to starting, not finishing the school by the election.
“We’ve delivered on that commitment and now have a site confirmed and have awarded the construction contract so work can commence in the coming months,” he said.
“We’re building schools that will be able to serve our communities for generations to come and this new school is a great example of that.”
The new school will provide 28 classrooms, a library, school hall and outdoor learning spaces for the local Jordan Springs community.
It will be capable of accommodating up to 600 students when it opens, however the design will allow for an additional 400 student spaces to be created as the area grows.
Liberal Candidate for Londonderry Belinda Hill welcomed the announcement and said it is an exciting time for young families in the community.
“Our area is growing, and we must ensure we have the school facilities our community needs both now and into the future,” she said.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Nicola Barton is a news journalist with the Western Weekender, primarily covering crime and politics.