When urban renewal began at Green Square, we protected land for a new school knowing the area would need one.
Now, after years of community campaigning, the NSW Government has committed money in the budget and we have a fantastic design ready to go!
The City is also contributing $25 million to the project so that the facilities (like the basketball courts) can be used by the wider community outside school hours.
Architect BVN’s competition-winning design integrates school and community spaces for both day and night use and will be built on the former South Sydney Hospital site on Joynton Avenue.
The new school will be built on the old South Sydney Hospital site, land set aside by the City of Sydney during the Green Square master-planning process.
It 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.
With the swimming pool across the road, the library a short walk away and our huge new park – the Drying Green – currently in construction, this will be wonderful place for students.
By 2030, over 60,000 people will call Green Square home. The school will serve as a lynchpin that connects our award-winning library and civic plaza, 40 new parks and the Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, which opened earlier this year.
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.
A design excellence competition run by the NSW Department of Education and the City of Sydney was judged by a panel of experts drawn from education, architecture and urban design fields.