Wednesday, 3 August, 2011

Another major milestone has been reached at Googong with agreement between CIC Australia and the NSW Government for land to be set aside for two government schools and a fire station at the township.

NSW Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, Brad Hazzard, executed the Googong State Planning Agreement in mid September ensuring that preparations, including the allocation of land and timing for these major pieces of community infrastructure, can now be coordinated into Googong's early stages of development.

"These facilities will be very valuable to Googong's residents and are part of what will create the township's social and community structure," says Project Director Mark Attiwill.

The two state schools—one primary and one combined primary and high school—are in addition to Googong's Anglican primary school, which will be the first of its type for the Googong region.

"The agreement is a significant achievement in the overall planning for Googong," says Mark. "It means future residents can be confident that the facilities they will need are being established at Googong and that the township will grow with the needs of its population."

The location of the schools just 8 kilometres south-east of Queanbeyan and 4 kilometres south east of Jerrabomberra means these communities will also benefit from the new facilities.

"There's no doubt that they will be great assets for Googong, but they'll also be great additions to the community of the Googong region," Mark says.

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