Plans for an additional primary school at Warnervale are on public exhibition until October 17.
The new school, initially for 460 students, will be built at 75 Warnervale Rd and will supplement the existing primary school on the corner of Minnesota Rd at 179 Warnervale Rd.
The school population will increase in stages to a total 1,000. There will be community consultation before the new school is given a name and this will happen in the year before the school opens and following the appointment of the school principal. Construction will start in 2020 and is expected to be ready for students for Term 1, 2022.
All existing structures on the 4.56ha site will be demolished to make way for 20 classrooms including two special education units and two special program rooms, a school hall for 1,000 students, library, administration, staff facilities and amenities, playground and games courts, parking and service area. At this preliminary stage, the overall project is estimated to cost almost $32M.
Warnervale Public School opened on this site opposite the oval in 1958 and was in continuous use through to 2008 when the school was moved to its current location on the corner of Minnesota Rd.
Central Coast Council has indicated that Warnervale Rd will be ugraded to accommodate the extra traffic to the area. A major milestone has been met with the State Significant Development Application (SSDA) being lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.
The SSDA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is on public exhibition until October 17 and can be viewed at: planningportal.nsw.gov.au/major-projects/project/10106 The schematic design is currently being finalised in consultation with the Project Reference Group which includes local school leadership and community representatives.
Source: Website NSW Department Planning