A location for the proposed Legana Primary School has taken a step forward, after feedback from the community was received.
Rosevears Legislative Councillor Jo Palmer said community consultation on the project had indicated preferred locations for the school, which was under negotiation between the Education Department and the West Tamar Council.
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“People told us the schools should have quality sporting facilities and music, drama and creative spaces, publicly-accessible recreation areas and good transport connectivity,” Ms Palmer said. Community consultation showed that Legana residents wanted a school that was a hub for families and residents, she said.
The first round of community consultation on the school opened in February and closed in July. There were more than 300 submissions. In July, West Tamar councillors Tim Woinarski and Peter Kearney, who have lobbied for many years for a new school, said a groundswell of community interest was growing.
Ms Palmer said the government’s partnership with the council was vital in ensuring the new school is one everyone could be proud of.
West Tamar Mayor Christina Holmdahl said the new school was needed, as indicated by the Legana Structure Plan and would be welcomed. “Residential development is moving quickly in Legana, and we need to ensure the community has adequate infrastructure to encourage and support the growth of the area.”
A further public consultation will be held in early 2021 for feedback on the proposed concept plans.