Catherine Field School gets the go ahead

An artist's impression of the new Catherine Fields Primary School. Picture: Supplied
An artist's impression of the new Catherine Fields Primary School. Picture: Supplied

Macarthur kids are one step closer to walking the halls of Catherine Field Primary School.

The NSW Government approved the final plans for the new public school last week.

Camden MP Peter Sidgreaves said the school, to be located off of O'Keefe Drive, Oran Park, would provide high-quality learning spaces for generations to come.

"This brand new school is wonderful news for our growing community and, once complete, will provide places for more than 1,000 students from kindergarten to year 6," Mr Sidgreaves said.

"The school will not only provide new and improved education infrastructure, but will also inject $45 million investment into our local area and create more than 400 jobs during construction."

Construction is expected to begin at the new school soon.

Earlier this year Mr Sidgreaves told the Advertiser Catherine Fields Public School and a new Leppington Public School were expected to open at the beginning of the 2022 school year.

It is also forecasted that the upgrade of Harrington Park Public School would be completed in early 2022.

The new Catherine Field school will include innovative and flexible learning spaces, administrative and staff facilities, a hall, library, canteen and covered outdoor learning area.

Education and early childhood learning minister Sarah Mitchell said the new Catherine Field Primary School illustrated the state government's commitment to invest in new and improved learning environments across NSW.

"We are investing an unprecedented $6.7 billion in education over the next four years to ensure NSW students are best-equipped to take on the future," Mrs Mitchell said.

Planning and public spaces Minister Rob Stokes said Catherine Field Primary School was one of nine major education projects determined in the past two months through the NSW Government's new Planning System Acceleration Program.

"Combined, these projects will not only deliver new and upgraded learning environments for more than 9,000 students in NSW, they will also create opportunities for 5,650 new jobs during construction," Mr Stokes said.

The three schools are the latest projects to be determined through the Planning System Acceleration Program that is fast-tracking planning assessments to keep people in jobs and the economy moving during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information about the Catherine Field school, visit: schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au.