PLACE VISION AND MASTERPLAN RELEASED FOR MEADOWBANK AND EMPLOYMENT PRECINCT
The NSW Government and Greater Sydney Commission have released the Place Vision and Master Plan for the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct in Sydney’s north-west, which aim to deliver better learning opportunities, new jobs, improved connectivity with greener streets and public spaces.
The Place Vision and Master Plan set out a road map for the delivery of an innovative precinct, with education at its heart, while also connecting students to training and job opportunities with local industry and the surrounding community.
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the Precinct will bring education, employment and industry together in a way that has not been seen before in NSW.
“Education and training opportunities from Kindergarten to a Certificate III and potentially beyond will be delivered in world-class facilities, including a purpose-built Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub. The Precinct will also be a game changer for local employment by bringing industry and education institutions to work together to create a skilled and sustainable workforce,” Minister Ayres said.
The NSW Government has invested more than $450 million to generate more than 1,200 new construction jobs for the local economy over the next two years and more local jobs in the long term.
The Master Plan brings the Place Vision to life by coordinating new state infrastructure with other improvements in the local area, delivering better outcomes for businesses and residents.
“The NSW Government is committed to delivering great precincts across the state. The clear Place Vision, implemented through the Master Plan, will maximise the benefits for the Ryde community and people of NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, Geoff Roberts AM, said the Master Plan includes several important projects, including enhanced connectivity, living streets, green infrastructure and a north/south shared pathway.
“We have consulted widely with the Ryde community to ensure the Master Plan reflects what’s important to them,” he said.
“It offers ideas on better public spaces and improved access to transport and local services. Students, workers, residents and visitors will benefit from improved pedestrian access, cycleway facilities and employment options,” Mr Roberts said.
Member for Ryde Victor Dominello said the Place Vision and Master Plan is great news for the community.
“Meadowbank is a desirable and fast growing area and today’s announcement will give families certainty and confidence that we are planning and catering for the growing community,” Mr Dominello said.
“We’re transforming the community into an education and employment powerhouse. Whether you are a parent, retiree, child, or young professional, these strategies put your interests front and centre.”
The NSW Government is committing to a guaranteed $100 billion infrastructure pipeline over four years to drive employment growth and help create 88,000 direct jobs across the state.
This includes a historic $6.7 billion investment to deliver more than 190 new and upgraded schools. This investment includes $300 million for the relocation of the Marsden High School and Meadowbank Public School as part of the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct.
Place Vision, Master Plan and additional resources can be found here.