Plans to grow Moriah community by 17%

November 25, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Students at Moriah College in Queens Park are one step closer to accessing innovative new learning facilities with the lodgement of a State Significant Development Application (SSDA) proposing new Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) facilities, and an Independent Learning Centre (ILC) for High School students.

Artist’s impression of the new STEAM building viewed from Baronga Avenue looking south-west

“Moriah College aims to become a more transformative place of learning with improved facilities and flexible, technology-rich spaces,” said College President, Stephen Jankelowitz. “This will allow us to teach the skills required for our thinkers, innovators, change agents and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.”

The proposal also includes upgrades to the Early Learning Centre (ELC), as well as expanded open, green spaces to allow for greater social interaction, collaborative learning, and changes to traffic and parking locations.

“A key objective of the proposal is to provide an opportunity to relocate the main entry of Moriah College away from Queens Park Road onto Baronga Avenue and York Road, minimising traffic impacts for near neighbours in Queens Park,” Stephen Jankelowitz explained.

The application commenced public exhibition on Thursday, 21 November 2019 with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).

Moriah College undertook an open and detailed consultation process with nearby neighbours and stakeholders throughout the pre-lodgement process, including holding a community consultation session at the school in October 2019.

The proposed upgrades enable Moriah College to grow sustainably. The school currently has capacity for 1,680 students and is seeking an increase of 17% across Early Learning through to Year 12 that will be delivered in a staged approach over the next 15 years.

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