Western Sydney will be home to the Australia’s first dedicated Sikh and Indian school after receiving approval from the NSW Government for construction.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said Sikh Grammar School will be built on Tallawong Road at Rouse Hill and cater for Western Sydney’s growing Sikh community.
“This new school will provide state-of-the-art learning environments for 1,260 students from kindergarten to year 12 near Tallawong Metro station,” Mr Stokes said.
“We have many different types of religious schools across NSW including those of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith.
“This will be the first school dedicated to Sikhism teachings and the local Sikh community has been instrumental in making it happen.”
Member for Riverstone Kevin Conolly said the new school will be great for the local community and was looking forward to 2023 when the school is expected to be up and running.
“Construction of the new facility will have wider benefits for Western Sydney including the investment of more than $167 million into the local economy and the creation of 280 new construction jobs and 120 operational jobs once up and running,” Mr Conolly said.
“Construction on the 10 acre site will be done in stages over the next decade to ensure infrastructure keeps up with demand.”
The new school will also feature an early learning centre for 86 children, boarding accommodation for staff and students, extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, as well as a library and place of worship.