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Places for 1,000 students in growth areas
AROUND 1000 students in Sydney’s rapidly growing north-west will be able to attend school locally from Term One next year.
Three new temporary schools will open as an urgent stopgap measure for the community while permanent facilities are built. 
Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning Prue Car and Member for Riverstone Warren Kirby announced the accelerated plans, which will address the severe lack of public schools in Sydney’s north-west.
The enrolment process for Term One, 2024 have begun for the three new temporary schools, with capacity for: 
• 400 year seven and eight students at the temporary high school in Marsden Park area. It will be located on the corner of Galah St and Rakali Pde, Melonba.
• 419 students at the temporary primary school in Nirimba Fields. It will be located on part of the permanent school site on the corner of Triton and Nabthorpe Pdes.
• 150 students at the temporary primary school for Tallawong. It will be located at Riverstone Public School. 
Meanwhile, permanent school facilities are to be built t in Marsden Park, Nirimba Fields, and Tallawong, to be completed from 2025, subject to planning approvals.
This will ensure that the parents of Marsden Park/Melonba, Nirimba Fields and Tallawong can enrol their children closer to home instead of having to spend hours on drop-off and pick-up. 
Students will begin transitioning into the new permanent facilities, which will accommodate a total of 3600 students, from 2025. 
Each of the temporary schools will include fit-for-purpose classrooms, a canteen, library, administration facilities, bathrooms and playground space.
Development applications for the temporary schools will soon be submitted to Blacktown City Council.  
Mr Kirby said: “Our community is growing rapidly, and we are committed to delivering much-needed school infrastructure to support families in the area.” 
“It is vital that local public schools are available for students in our community, and that they are available sooner. 
“These facilities will ensure we can meet increasing enrolment demand, and it means the first cohorts of students at these new schools can enjoy continuity of learning.”


Michael Walls
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