Planning underway for Cambridge Gardens Public School upgrade
Students can look forward to upgraded facilities at Cambridge Gardens Public School, as part of the NSW Government’s election commitment to improve public schools in Sydney’s west.
Premier Chris Minns, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car, and Member for Penrith Karen McKeown today met with students and teachers at Cambridge Gardens Public School and announced the upgrade plans ahead of next week’s Community Cabinet in Penrith.
Planning is now underway for the Cambridge Gardens Public School upgrade which will deliver resurfacing of the basketball court to improve student safety while playing sport, and new student toilets. The Department of Education will work closely with the school community as plans progress.
Cambridge Gardens Public School is one of many in Western Sydney receiving upgrades, including nearby Kingswood Public School which will also benefit from new and upgraded classrooms to accommodate for growth in the Kingswood and Caddens communities.
The Community Cabinet meeting on Monday will provide a unique opportunity for the Penrith local community to hear directly from the NSW Government’s key decision-makers and offer insights into life in Western Sydney.
The NSW Government is committed to delivering new schools where they are needed to meet population growth, including a new high school for families in each of the following communities:
- Leppington and Denham Court
- Gledswood and Gregory Hills
- Jordan Springs
- Schofields and Tallawong
The Government is also fast tracking the build of Marsden Park High School.
The NSW Government is also committed to delivering upgrades at schools across Western Sydney including:
- The Ponds High School
- Kingswood Public School
- Cambridge Gardens Public School
- Greenway Park Public School
- Dalmeny Public School
- Eagle Vale High School
Premier Chris Minns said:
“Families and kids across Western Sydney deserve good school facilities.
“These upgrades will improve the school day for hundreds of kids here.
“This will make this school an even better place to come and learn.
“Along with important upgrades, our government is ensuring we have enough schools for families in growing areas.
“My dad was a schoolteacher. I know how important strong public education is.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car said:
“This government is committed to improving playground safety at schools.
"Providing a new surface for the basketball court here at Cambridge Gardens Public School is part of that important work, so I’m delighted to announce we are proceeding with this project.
“I am looking forward to meeting with members of the local Penrith community to talk through the issues that are most important to them at our Community Cabinet meeting next week.”
Member for Penrith Karen McKeown said:
“We are a growing community here in Sydney’s west and an upgrade to our schools will be a vital component in supporting this growth.
“I am proud to be here at Cambridge Gardens Public School to help set the wheels in motion for an upgrade, and I look forward to sharing more on this project with the community soon.”