Neutral Bay Public School has been in constant use since its opening in 1886, with scores of additions made over the years to accommodate a growing school population.
“The school has, historically and likely continues to be significant within the local community,” the Development Application says.
“The school community has a documented history of undertaking hard fought battles for school improvements, from fighting for the establishment of a school through to improved classroom accommodation and amenity.
“The density of the current buildings on site, the multiple number of building alterations and additions, incremental loss of heritage curtilages, and limited learning and play spaces is also representative of the pressure on inner city school sites to house ever increasing numbers of students within sites that were bought for school uses more than 100 years ago in NSW.”
16 Bydown St was purchased by the DoE last year and has already been demolished.
16 Bydown St, a vacant property located between the school and its Kindyland campus, was acquired by the Department of Education last year and will become a playing field.
The D.A also states there will be no changes to parking or traffic arrangements for parents during the pick-up and drop-off runs.
Plans are currently open for feedback. If approved, construction is due to begin early next year.