St Anthony of Padua Catholic College is set for expansion

St Anthony of Padua Catholic College will undergo a dramatic redevelopment after receiving planning approval from the NSW Government.

Member for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves, said the school revamp will provide wonderful education opportunities for families in Austral, Leppington and beyond.

The college will be transformed from a 300-student primary school into a school for 2,280 primary and secondary students and 200 trade centre students, 125 childcare places and jobs for 200 staff.

"This redevelopment will also create 139 construction jobs and inject $153 million into the local economy, while providing a high-quality learning environment for students of all ages," Mr Sidgreaves said.

Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes said the redevelopment was one of six education projects approved through the NSW Government's Planning System Acceleration Program, which is keeping the economy moving and people in jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This will be a great asset for Western Sydney and a wonderful example of how the NSW Government is providing the education infrastructure needed to meet the needs of growing communities," Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said.