Greens Mayor Lindsay Shurey calls for a new high school in Sydney’s east – 1st May 2018

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Randwick Council now supports the pro-education group CLOSEast in advocating for a new Eastern Suburbs high school after a successful recommendation was put to the last Council meeting (24th April 2018) by Mayor Shurey.

Randwick Greens Mayor Lindsay Shorey has moved Randwick City Council to support calls for a new eastern Sydney high school.

CLOSEast (Community for Local Options for Secondary Education) had recently contacted the Office of the Mayor requesting support for their campaign. Mayor Shurey subsequently advised Councillors that:

Due to the planned increase in housing density in the eastern suburbs of Sydney to 2036 as identified in the Greater Sydney District Plan for our region, the group is concerned that there will be a shortfall in funding and places available in public schooling for future residents.

CLOSEast has been in contact with Randwick’s neighbouring Councils of Waverley and Woollahra Councils who have shown their support for the group by adopting motions at their council meetings in late 2017.