High-rise high school version 2.0 planned for central Parramatta

(Kirsty Needham, 15 February 2015, Sydney Morning Herald) 

Two years ago, parents were up in arms at plans for the first high-rise public school, to be built in inner-city Ultimo. Fierce resistance by the Ultimo P&C saw the plan dumped...

...Sydney independent MP Alex Greenwich lobbied hard for the new primary school in Ultimo, and a new inner-city high school, the site for which is yet to be announced.

Greenwich says that despite the backlash against the Ultimo primary high-rise, parents consulting with the Education Department are "comfortable" with a city high school high-rise.

He said older students can walk further to go to a park. "A lot of parents in the inner city are already sending kids to private schools that are high rise and would prefer to send them to a public school," he said.

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