New high school for Sydney’s growing south west

Liberal candidate for Leppington, Therese Fedeli, has welcomed the announcement that a re-elected NSW Liberal Government will deliver a new high school for the growing suburbs across Sydney’s South West, as part of its record investment in public education infrastructure.

“This a terrific announcement for families in the south west,” Ms Fedeli said.

“The Liberal Team knows how to manage the state’s finances and that means significant investments like a new high school for this community are able to be made, and will be delivered.

“The Perrottet Government has a long term financial plan for the future to keep NSW moving forward.”

The new school will be located within the South West Growth Area and service suburbs such as Austral, Leppington, Denham Court, Gregory Hills and Gledswood Hills.

Site options in the area are being considered as part of the project’s early planning phase, alongside analysis of community needs.

Minister for Education and Early Learning Sarah Mitchell said the site for the new high school needs to be carefully considered so that it supports all future students in the community.

“We are looking at all options to determine where this new high school will be located, and how it can best serve the entire local community,” Ms Mitchell said.

“We know there is strong community interest for a new high school here, and we want to ensure the correct site is chosen to allow us to deliver a project that supports the best for all local students.

“This investment adds to an already historic school building program, with new schools in Gregory Hills and Edmondson Park opened this year, planning for a new high school in Edmondson Park underway as well as upgrades for Austral Public School and Leppington Public School announced in the 2022-23 NSW Budget.”

The NSW Liberal Government will work with the community through the planning phase and provide further updates as they become available.

This commitment comes with confirmation the new selective high school for South

West Sydney will be built in Leppington on land adjacent to the train station.

“After careful consideration, with a particular focus on of transport links, a site owned by government near the train station has been identified as the most suitable location for the new selective high school,” Ms Mitchell said.

“This allows us to progress to the next stage of the project as we look to offer aspirational families in South West Sydney access to a world-class selective high school.”

The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is investing $8.6 billion in school infrastructure over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 160 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This builds on the more than $9.1 billion invested in projects delivered since 2017, a program of $17.7 billion in public education infrastructure.

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