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0582 - ASHBURY PUBLIC SCHOOL CLASSROOM EXPANSION

Haylen, Jo to the Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education representing the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning
  1. Why has no money been allocated to progress the promised classroom expansion at Ashbury Public School?
  2. What options have been canvassed to increase classroom space at the school and what is the final decision as how the aim of additional permanent classrooms will be achieved?
    1. Why has a decision not been reached?
  3. What consultation with the school and Ashbury community has been undertaken?
  4. What is the timeline for the works to expand classroom capacity at Ashbury Public School?
  5. What is the estimated total cost of the project?
Answer -

An upgrade project is underway at Ashbury Public School and is scheduled for completion in early 2020.

The project will provide four new permanent innovative learning spaces to meet increasing enrolment demand in the local area.

The construction tender has been awarded and construction commenced on 15 July 2019.

The Department of Education values the opportunity to work with stakeholders to deliver world-class education infrastructure and innovative learning environments.

The Department requires all new projects to have a nominated project reference group (PRG). A PRG is an advisory group that provides key information to, and seeks guidance from, key stakeholders during the planning, design and construction phases of projects.

The Ashbury Public School upgrade PRG is comprised of a representative from School Infrastructure NSW, the School Principal, a representative from the school community (nominated by the School Principal), and project design consultants.

Question asked on 19 June 2019 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 11
Answer received on 24 July 2019 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 14