Schools on way for The Ponds

Three new schools at the The Ponds near Kellyville Ridge will be be completed by early next year, says Riverstone MP Kevin Conolly.

Mr Connolly said Richard Crookes Constructions was recently awarded the contract to build three schools costing more than $57 million.

"The contract will see a public high school, primary school and school for a specific purpose constructed," Mr Conolly said.

"The Ponds high school and public school will be the first new schools to be built by NSW Government in the North West Growth Centre.

"The growth centre comprises 10,000 hectares and will have an estimated 70,000 new dwellings and 200,000 people by 2035.

Mr Conolly said the three schools would ensure that as new housing is built, there would be places available for students to attend a public school.

"It is anticipated that the works will be completed by Term 1 2015 with facilities including permanent classrooms, school halls, modern libraries, covered outdoor learning areas and games areas," he said.

"The high school will also have state-of-the-art science laboratories, visual art workshops and kitchens.

He said the facilities had been designed to ensure accessibility and flexibility to support a mixture of theoretical and practical teaching experiences.

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