Council agrees to sale of Majara Street properties to NSW Department o

Published on 02 November 2020

Image of Bungendore High School site and education precinct masterplan

Council has endorsed the NSW Department of Education’s proposal for a Bungendore Education Precinct in the Majara/Gibraltar Streets precinct in Bungendore.

At the meeting on Wednesday 28 October, Council agreed to the sale of 2, 4-6 and 10 Majara Street and the Majara Street road reserve between Turallo Terrace and Gibraltar Street which will become part of the new Bungendore High School.

“Since the proposal from the Department of Education for the Bungendore High School came to us, Council has been concerned about ensuring that we can maximise the benefit and minimise any negative impacts to the Bungendore community. While it brings significant changes to Bungendore, the new amenities and facilities that will become available to the community means that this will benefit more than just those who attend the school,” Mayor Tim Overall said.

“The community will benefit from improvements at the primary school, including an upgraded oval which will be available outside of school hours. There will also be a multi-purpose hall and game courts on the high school site.”

“The community can be assured that access to Mick Sherd Oval will remain, with the playing field to be realigned before the winter 2021 sports season. The Bungendore Tennis Club and the War Memorial will not be impacted by the project.”

Council will now negotiate with the Department of Education the terms of joint use agreements for Mick Sherd Oval, an upgraded primary school oval, game courts, reserve, library, multipurpose hall, and the Bungendore Sports Hub.

A new 25m 8-lane public pool will be developed at the Bungendore Sports Hub. Council will accept a contribution from the Department of Education and amend the Financial Plan to include borrowing for this project.

Council had previously provided the site at 4-6 Majara Street to the Abbeyfield aged care residential project and has now agreed to assign the site adjacent to the Scout Hall, which is currently part of the Majara Street road reserve, to Abbeyfield. Council will authorise the closure of that part of Majara Street and undertake the necessary planning steps to allow Abbeyfield to develop on the site.

Council will amend the Operational Plan to include the closure of relevant sections of roads, subdivision and repurposing of part crown reserves, sale of Council properties, and the leasing of part of the Majara St road reserve to Abbeyfield Housing. The Operational Plan will be placed on public exhibition for 28 days.

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