New site earmarked for Ultimo school contaminated, existing buildings to be bulldozed then rebuilt

14 June 2015

New site earmarked for Ultimo school contaminated, existing buildings to be bulldozed then rebuilt

(Alexandra Smith, 12 June 2015, Sydney Morning Herald)

The state government has abandoned plans to build a much-needed inner-city primary school on a block of land owned by the City of Sydney.

In a significant backflip, the government will instead relocate students, bulldoze the existing Ultimo Public School and build a high-rise school on the existing site...

...The Sydney MP, Alex Greenwich, said the government had broken a promise to the Ultimo and Pyrmont communities.

"The local community and parents will be extremely disappointed that the promised 1000-student facility is not going ahead," Mr Greenwich said.

"The government assessed the land and the City of Sydney discounted the price to address contamination; now the government does not want to pay for remediation."

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