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Government buys land for Catherine Field primary school

Residents in Catherine Field are another step closer to having a new primary school that will cater for up to 1,000 local students.

Member for Camden Peter Sidgreaves today announced the NSW Government has secured a two hectare site on O’Keefe Drive for the new school.

“It’s so important that families have convenient access to schools that are close to home so children can maintain their friendships and connection to the local community,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“Parents shouldn’t have to drive long distances to ensure their kids get a quality education, so I’m thrilled we’re delivering this world class facility for future students in Catherine Field.”

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves: new school on the way for Catherine Field.

In addition to the new school site, planning and public spaces minister Rob Stokes said the government has reserved 5.39 hectares of new recreational space behind the school for the local community to enjoy into the future.

“That’s the equivalent of five international rugby fields, where local residents can come together to play, relax and connect,” Mr Stokes said.

Education minister Sarah Mitchell said the school will be completed in late 2021, and will feature 44 air conditioned classrooms, a hall, library and covered outdoor learning area.

“The new state of the art school will help meet growing demand from residents moving into the area in new communities in Oran Park and Catherine Field,” Ms Mitchell said.

As well as a new school, Mr Stokes said the growing Catherine Field community will benefit from up to 3,200 new homes and improved transport such as the South West Rail Link and Camden Valley Way, Bringelly Road and Northern Road upgrades.

“Four new local parks and a sports field will be built, all within easy walking distance of the new Catherine Field primary school, and local families will also have access to new jobs close to home at the new Western Sydney Aerotropolis,” Mr Stokes said.

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