New primary school at Googong gets the green light

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 and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell at the site of the new primary school being planned for Googong.

NSW Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell at the site of the new primary school being planned for Googong.

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.

"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," Mr Barilaro said.

"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 much-needed 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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