Lachlan's Line Macquarie Park Education Campus will see a secondary school with a capacity of 2,040 students and a primary school with a capacity of 1,021 students constructed alongside a mixed-use development precinct on a site currently owned by Landcom at Macquarie Park.
Both primary and secondary campus’ will be required to be delivered as integrated vertical schools. Other scope details stipulated by SINSW include:
- a minimum of six-square metres per student of open space on-site and an additional four-square metres per student of open space within a five to eight minute walk of the site
- on-site sports playing fields, and
- the school footprint may be flexible to suit site conditions.
A concept design released by SINSW includes the following scope details:
- Primary school: five storeys and a roof consisting of:
- level three: staff and administration (one level)
- levels four to seven: learning floors (four levels), and
- level seven: shared play space (one level).
- High school: seven storeys and a roof consisting of:
- level two: staff and administration (one level)
- levels three to eight: learning floors (six levels)
- level seven: shared play space (one level), and
- open play area of 5,917 square metres.
|Oct 2022||EOIs Open|
|Nov 2022||EOIs Close|
|2026||Expected Construction Completion|
|Procuring Agency:||Schools Infrastructure NSW|
|Adviser (Govt):||Paxon - Commercial Adviser|
Schools Infrastructure NSW’s (SINSW) proposed delivery model is to sign a project development agreement (PDA) with a partner, who will deliver the school and mixed-use residential property. Following the signing of the PDA, the Landcom-owned site will be divested to the development partner. Upon completion of school construction, SINSW will take occupancy of, and operate and maintain both schools via either a turnkey or milestone payment structure; or through a lease of at least 40 years. The value of the payment(s) or lease will be the amount required by the partner to achieve a ‘project development return metric’. By using this model, SINSW are attempting to ‘capture the value’ generated by the co-location of the schools and mixed-use residential properties to defray the cost of the school construction. A gainshare mechanism will also be implemented to enable SINSW to share in any development profit over and above original forecast.