- City of Sydney committed $25M to the project
- Will be located on the old South Sydney Hospital site
- Will be both a primary school and community centre
Sydney’s Green Square precinct will be the setting for a new primary school and multi-purpose community space, with designs recently unveiled by the City of Sydney and NSW Department of Education.
The new primary school will provide fit-for-purpose learning spaces and core facilities to meet enrolment demands in one of Australia’s fastest-growing neighbourhoods. The project will include additional facilities designed for both school and community use.
Put to a competition, architecture firm BVN will be designing the new school cum community spaces, to be constructed on the old South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue.
City of Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore, claimed the development will set the benchmark for urban development.
“This revolutionary school design will provide much-needed community facilities that will be activated day and night for the whole community to use. It is an important addition to the area’s educational, social and cultural life,” the Lord Mayor said.
The multipurpose building comes as the city predicts by 2030, over 60,000 people will reside in the Green Square area.
Ms Moore said the city has committed $25 million to the project, which comes from a $1.3 billion investment plan into public and community infrastructure.
The school will sit next to the Waranara Early Learning Centre, across the road from the Gunyama Park Aquatic Centre and close to the Green Square Library.