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.
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 facilities 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 facilities will cater for:
1000 primary students
1500 secondary students
120 intensive English students
The relocated schools will feature:
- a primary school and a secondary school with facilities integrated into the landscape
- contemporary, multi-purpose and flexible learning spaces
- open green space for sporting and recreation activities
- the Wallamattagal learning centre
- opportunities 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.
The schools State Significant Development Application (SSDA) was approved by the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment on 21 May 2020.
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:
- 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
- improved campus access to the railway station.
The TAFE State Significant Development Application (SSDA) was exhibited from 24 October 2019 to 20 November 2019.
TAFE NSW’s response to submissions and an amended proposal is currently being exhibited from 4 June 2020 to 18 June 2020. Find out how to have your say below.
Masterplan for the Precinct
The Greater Sydney Commission has prepared a preliminary Masterplan for the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct with ideas for an integrated, accessible and liveable Precinct.
The preliminary Masterplan identifies potential ways to create a highly connected Precinct that complements Meadowbank’s heritage and environment. It identifies:
- open spaces within the Precinct
- opportunities to locate industry and business in and around the Precinct
- links to industry and local employment
- potential infrastructure to support the Precinct over the long term, including public and active transport options
- ways to revitalise surrounding sites and grow productivity.
The Masterplan also delivers 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 invites formal submissions on TAFE NSW’s response to submissions and amended proposal for the TAFE NSW Meadowbank State Significant Development Application (SSDA) by 18 June 2020.
Consultations closed on 20 November 2019 for the new schools State Significant Development Application (SSDA) and preliminary Masterplan.
Consultation documents and public submissions remain available under ‘Key links’ on this page.
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.
If you have questions about:
- the process for making a formal submission on the SSDA for TAFE NSW Meadowbank, contact the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment or call 1300 305 695
- the Masterplan, or require translation services, please email the Greater Sydney Commission or call 1800 617 681
- the schools, please email the Department of Education or call 1300 482 651
- the technology-focussed TAFE NSW Meadowbank campus, email the TAFE project team or call 1800 752 142
- local business or community organisation opportunities, use the online form to contact the Department of Premier and Cabinet.