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Artist's impression of the transformed TAFE NSW Meadowbank at the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct
Artist's impression of the transformed TAFE NSW Meadowbank at the Precinct

Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct

Published 27th September, 2019 in Education

The Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct will reimagine the way we learn and connect.

The growing community in the Meadowbank area is set to receive brand new, purpose-built education facilities by 2022.

Building on the opportunity for Ryde to be a centre of excellence for education, the core area of the Precinct will feature new primary and secondary schools and improved TAFE NSW Meadowbank facilities.

With education at its heart, the wider Precinct will connect students to training and employment opportunities with local industry and the surrounding community. It will be a safe place where locals can access shared facilities and open spaces while also ensuring that the primary school and secondary school are separated with clearly identifiable entrances for each school.

New schools

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. 

The new primary school and new secondary school will significantly increase capacity from Meadowbank Public School and Marsden High School’s current facilities, increase connectivity to major transport hubs, and offer students contemporary and flexible learning spaces.

The new schools will cater for:

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1000 primary students

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1500 secondary students

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120 intensive English students

 

The new schools will feature:

  • Tick icona primary school and a secondary school with facilities seamlessly integrated into the landscape
  • Tick iconcontemporary, multi-purpose and flexible learning spaces
  • Tick iconopen green space for sporting and recreation activities
  • Tick iconthe Wallamattagal learning centre, which will provide learning, wellbeing and cultural programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Tick iconopportunities for students to complete primary, secondary and vocational education at one campus.

The NSW Government is proposing to convert the old Meadowbank Public School site into a new open space recreation area and community park, and the old Marsden High School site into a community sporting facility with state-of-the-art netball courts.

The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over the next four years to deliver 190 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW including Meadowbank. 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.

Technology-focussed TAFE NSW Meadowbank

The NSW Government is investing $154 million to transform TAFE NSW Meadowbank into a technology-focussed campus.

The new facilities will:

  • cater for the needs of students at all stages of their lives
  • address the changing nature of the workforce by offering practical training experiences that support employability
  • include modern, flexible and future-proofed learning spaces
  • provide increased opportunities for industry partnerships and collaboration onsite
  • improve student experience and amenity.

 

The transformed TAFE NSW Meadowbank will feature:

  • Tick icona new Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub, to provide a unique industry innovation and collaboration space, transforming training delivery to be more digitally interactive and industry-focussed
  • Tick iconan accessible pedestrian route from Rhodes Street through campus towards Meadowbank Railway Station.

Masterplan for the Precinct

To ensure good planning and best use public infrastructure, the Greater Sydney Commission is coordinating the planning of education, infrastructure and employment projects in the Precinct. 

The Greater Sydney Commission is developing a Masterplan, which will ensure the Precinct is an integrated, accessible and liveable place.

The Masterplan aims to deliver a highly connected Precinct that complements Meadowbank’s heritage and environment, and will identify:

  • open spaces within the Precinct
  • opportunities to locate industry and business near education facilities
  • links to industry and local employment
  • necessary infrastructure to support the education facilities, including public and active transport options
  • ways to revitalise surrounding sites and grow productivity.

The Masterplan will inform the State Significant Development Applications (SSDAs) for the new schools and TAFE NSW Meadowbank.

The Masterplan will also deliver on the Greater Sydney Commission’s District Plan priorities – infrastructure and collaboration, liveability, productivity and sustainability.

Key dates to have your say

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment will invite formal submissions on the SSDAs for the new schools and technology-focussed TAFE NSW Meadowbank campus in October 2019. The preliminary Masterplan will be exhibited concurrently with the SSDAs. The final Masterplan will be published in May 2020.

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New and upgraded learning facilities will benefit students and their parents and carers, as well as the local community’s living and recreational environment.

The NSW Government is committed to working with the local community and stakeholders and is considering issues that have been raised. We will continue to listen and engage as the project progresses.  

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Published 27th September, 2019 in Education
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