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

Considering the planning and construction process for Gledswood Hills Public School only took two years and 10 months, and the planning process for the new East Leppington Public School has progressed to the development application assessment stage after one year and 9 months, why has the request for the Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements (the first step in the planning process) for Edmondson Park School been on hold for one year and two months?


Answer -

The Edmondson Park primary and high schools are currently in the planning phase. The planning phase ensures new schools best meet the needs of the local community and optimises future learning environments for students.

The request for Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirements was put on hold to enable more detailed investigations and analysis of infrastructure needs to take place. This includes consideration of existing schools and schools which are newly completed or nearing completion in the local area. This further analysis is soon to be completed and will result in an optimal outcome for future students in the Edmondson Park area.


Question asked on 19 May 2020 (session 57-1) and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 57
Answer received on 23 June 2020 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 69