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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