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Ultimo community slams Department’s plan for local school

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The Ultimo community have slammed Department of Education plans to demolish and rebuild Ultimo Public School, with a petition receiving 514 signatures in just 12 days. Collecting more than 500 signatures means that the Education Minister must respond to the concerns raised by the petition in parliament. The Ultimo Pyrmont Education Campaign […]

Ultimo Public School left in the lurch

BY CHRISTOPHER HARRIS The local community has rejected the NSW Government’s latest plan for the Ultimo Public School, saying the proposal was “plugging holes” and “a band aid that would peel off quickly”. The governmentt proposes to demolish the 15 year old school building and replace it with a larger capacity structure for 700 students. […]

Ultimo Public School questions left ‘unanswered’

By JOE BOURKE Ultimo Public School P&C members have been left scratching their heads after questions were left unanswered at a meeting on July 1 with Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. The meeting, which took place in the minister’s office, was organised to discuss the future development of Ultimo Public School. The government announced last month […]

Community calls for an ‘open’ report

By Leanne Elahmad   The Ultimo Public School community called for the Department of Education and the City of Sydney to reopen negotiations at a fiery community meeting on June 17. The community has demanded that government stakeholders undertake an independent survey of the Fig and Wattle Street site to gauge the actual level and […]

Ultimo school pays the ultimate price

By Leanne Elahmed In six months, the cost to remediate a contaminated Council depot has more than doubled, according to the NSW government, ultimately costing the students of Ultimo Public School a new school at the site. The Department of Education confirmed its decision came after “independent expert advice” revealed the remediation of the Wattle, […]

City and State finally reach agreement over Ultimo School

After over a year of debate, the State Government has agreed to purchase the old City of Sydney depot on Wattle Street for the purpose of relocating and up-sizing the existing Ultimo Public school. “I am pleased to advise that the department accepts your proposed purchase price of $74 million,” the Minister for Education, Adrian […]