New primary school at Googong gets the green light

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September 15, 2020

The new primary school being planned for Googong will be delivered as part of the NSW
Government's job creation stimulus package.

NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro announced today the new primary
school with 33 classrooms at Googong was part of the stimulus package, which is designed to
boost economic activity across the State.
"I'm proud the NSW Nationals are continuing our record of investing in regional education," Mr
Barilaro said.
"This is an exciting project for Googong and surrounding communities – the new school will
benefit generations of young students and help them reach their full potential.
“Recently we undertook a community survey, where more than 390 locals took part. We’ve taken
your feedback on board as we move ahead with the next step.
“I’m excited that we’re getting on and delivering this important project while providing a muchneeded economic boost during these challenging times.”
Early works for the new primary school, which is being constructed at a site on Gorman Drive,
next to the Googong North Village Centre carpark, began earlier this year and the concept design
has been completed.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell welcomed the news that the new Googong primary school had
been included in the stimulus package.
"I want every child in NSW no matter where they live to have access to excellent schools, I'm
delighted to see the progress at Googong," Ms Mitchell said.
The next steps for the new school include the development of design, planning approval, and
tenders for builders and delivery phase consultants, which will begin before the end of the year.
This package will accelerate shovel-ready school infrastructure projects with high economic
stimulus potential. The aim is to minimise the impact of COVID-19 by creating jobs and supporting
economic growth.
The NSW Government is investing $6.7 billion over four years to deliver more than 190 new and
upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public
education infrastructure in the history of NSW.

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