Sunday November 1, 2015
Member for Mulgoa Tanya Davies is looking forward to construction commencing on the new purpose-built Glenmore Park School. Work is expected to start on the Ridgetop Drive education facility later this year.
“The design phase is complete, the Development Application has been approved by Penrith City Council, and the tender process for construction will begin soon,” Tanya Davies said.
The new school will have the latest information technology provisions, including Wi-Fi and interactive whiteboards catering for young people with intellectual and physical disabilities in the Glenmore Park area.
The new school will have:
The buildings will incorporate principles of energy efficiency and ecologically sustainable development including passive ventilation, thermal performance and comfort, natural lighting and water recycling management.
The Glenmore Park School project has benefited from extensive community consultation.
“As we have progressed with the concept and design the Department of Education has discussed the project with residents in neighbouring streets and suburbs, Parents and Citizens associations, local disability support organisations and Penrith City Council,” said Tanya Davies.
Over the past 5 years, the NSW Liberals & Nationals Government has committed almost $4 billion to school infrastructure and maintenance.