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TAFE NSW Meadowbank Digital Technology Centre of Excellence and Multi-Trades Hub

Artist's impression – view of the proposed Multi Trades and Digital Technology Hub looking North West on See Street

Artist's impression – view of the proposed Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub looking North West on See Street

TAFE NSW Meadowbank will be transformed into a technology-focussed campus and will sit alongside a new public school and high school to form the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct.

The Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct will reimagine the way we learn and connect. The growing community in the Meadowbank area is set to receive brand new, purpose-built education facilities by 2022.

Artist's impression – video of the proposed Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub

The area of the Precinct will feature new primary and secondary schools and improved TAFE NSW Meadowbank facilities. Students will be connected to training and employment opportunities with local industry and the surrounding community.

A Masterplan, incorporating the schools, TAFE NSW Meadowbank and the wider Meadowbank and West Ryde area, is being developed to ensure the Precinct is an integrated, accessible and liveable place.

TAFE NSW Partnership Opportunities

TAFE NSW is currently seeking submissions, via an Expression of Interest (EoI), for Industry and University Partnership at the Meadowbank Education Precinct - TAFE NSW Digital Technology Centre of Excellence.

To be considered, industry representatives and universities, or their authorised agents, are required to lodge submissions at tenders.nsw.gov.au

Expressions of Interest will be received up to 26 October 2020.

Information for TAFE NSW Students and Campus Visitors During Construction

Closure of P Block and J Block Carparks

The P Block and J Block carparks have been closed to make way for construction of the new combined Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub and new multi-storey carpark.

Accessing the campus during construction

During construction parking is available in the free public carparks at Meadowbank Park. A free shuttle bus will operate between Meadowbank Park and Meadowbank Train Station in the morning and afternoon peaks during term periods. Public transport options are also available and you can visit transportnsw.info to plan your trip. There is also some on campus parking available to staff in the K Block carpark. Accessible parking spaces for staff and students will be prioritised in this carpark and reserved as needed.

State Significant Development Application

The State Significant Development Application for the new TAFE NSW Meadowbank Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub has been approved with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment.

These new facilities will:

  • cater for the needs of students at all stages of their lives
  • address the changing nature of the workforce by offering practical training experiences that support employability
  • include modern, flexible and future-proofed learning spaces
  • provide increased opportunities for industry partnerships and collaboration onsite
  • improve student experience and amenity.

For more detail about the project and what is included in the State Significant Development Application, you can view information here.

Visit the NSW Planning Portal for consultation documents and public submissions.

Review of Environmental Factors

Enabling works relating to electricity supply

Following earlier consultation around the State Significant Development Application, a Review of Environmental Factors for enabling works relating to electricity supply is on public exhibition for comment until Thursday 27 February 2020.

These works will involve the relocation of the existing campus substation and mains switchboard room, demolition of an existing brick storage shed next to Building G and trenching works to relocate some existing underground services and remove/install ICT and electricity cables on the north-eastern side of the TAFE campus.

You can view the Review of Environmental Factors document here and at City of Ryde Council, Customer Service Centre, 1 Pope Street, Ryde. Submit your comments to meadowbankprecinct@tafensw.edu.au by Thursday 27 February 2020.

Site clearing and preparation works

A separate Review of Environmental Factors for site clearing and preparation works will also be on public exhibition in the near future. Community and key stakeholders will be notified when it is available for review and comment.

Project documentation

B4 & B5 - SSD 10349 - Notification of commencement of works
SSD 10349 Development Consent
C42 - SSD 10349 - Independent Auditor - Cover Letter
B11 - SSD 10349 - Greenstar Registration documentation
B10 - SSD 10349 - Community Communication Strategy
B9 - SSD 10349 - Staging Report
Complaints Register

Project timeline

June 2019 Project launch and start of design and market sounding
June - October 2019 Engagement on proposed design
October 2019 State Significant Development Application lodged
September 2020 State Significant Development Application approved
Second half of 2020 Construction commenced
2022 Opening of new facilities

Contact the project team and register for updates

As the project progresses, we will provide updates on this webpage.

To register for project updates, ask questions and share feedback:

Email: meadowbankprecinct@tafensw.edu.au

Call: 1800 752 142

Community updates

Community update, edition 1 July 2020