The relocation of the ET Australia School from Donnison Street, Gosford to two new locations is one of 11 projects the NSW Government will fast-track to stimulate the economy and create new jobs.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the ET Australia School is seeking planning approval to develop a campus in a disused retail space within the Imperial Shopping Centre, and a campus for Year 11 and 12 students at 125 Donnison Street, Gosford.
“The ET Australia School has to move from its current site and make way for Central Coast Council’s new library,” Mr Crouch said.
“The School’s relocation has already been classified as a State Significant Development, and by fast-tracking its planning approval, this means a final decision will be made by Friday, 9 October.
“If approved, this project would provide 40 new jobs and boost the local economy by $2.8 million.
“Relocating the ET Australia School to the new site would also enable the educational facilities to support 110 additional students and 14 staff.”
Mr Crouch said the NSW Government was pulling every available economic lever to stimulate the economy.
“Thanks to the NSW Government’s Planning System Acceleration Program, we have already seen construction begin on the new Porters Creek Public School as well as a 41-unit affordable housing development at Gosford,” Mr Crouch said.
“The NSW Government is responding to COVID-19 by making sure shovel-ready projects can get underway and the construction pipeline can continue to grow.”
The Planning System Acceleration Program has generated a $25 billion injection into the NSW economy and opportunities for 50,000 jobs over the past six months alone. Other elements of the program include a new one-stop shop for industry and clearing the backlog of cases stuck in the Land & Environment Court.