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Chanthivong, Anoulack to the Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education representing the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning

(1) Considering the Edmondson Park School (SSD-10224), why did the Department of Education ask the Department of Planning and Environment to place a Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) request on hold?

(2) Did the Department of Education sign off on the SEARs request before it was issued by consultants APP Corporation Pty Ltd?

(3) When will the Department of Education proceed with the SEARs request?

(4) When do you expect the development application for Edmondson Park School to be submitted?

(5) Will there be a capital allocation for the Edmondson Park School in the coming 2020-21 Budget and forward estimates?

(6) When do you expect Edmondson Park School to be operational?


Answer -

(1) As the final scope was yet to be finalised, the Department requested the SEARs be put on hold to avoid the need for future amendment.

(2) APP Corporation Pty Ltd was the applicant.

(3) The SEARs request is expected to be lodged in 2020.

(4) The development application will be lodged on approval of the business case.

(5) Funding will be allocated on approval of the business case.

(6) The schools are expected to be operational within two years of works commencing on site.


Question asked on 4 February 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 45
Answer received on 10 March 2020 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 54