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Westmead Catholic Community is seeking input from its members, the community and key stakeholders across the community to shape the planning and design of the project.

Planning for the Westmead Catholic Community, Darcy Road site is in its early stages and planning will occur in two phases. The first phase of the Westmead Catholic Community project - new Parish and primary school facilities and a Catholic Early Learning Centre - is set to open in 2024.

The second phase of the Westmead Catholic Community project, new facilities at Catherine McAuley Westmead and Parramatta Marist High School and other complementary and community facilities, is set to open at a later date.

What we heard

During late 2019 we met with a number of parishioners, parents, staff, teachers and community members to discuss our plans for the Westmead Catholic Community. The key themes we heard were:

1
Provide clarity on the schools’ learning model and approach
2
Ensure the schools’ reputations and charisms are protected
3
Ensure there is a process for maintaining students safety
4
Focus on access and quality of open space, daylight and play areas
5
Identify the enrolment process and school day-to-day operations
6
Explain how traffic and parking will be managed as the school grows
7
Proposed Church size and capacity
8
Parking availability and transport options for Parishioner
9
Design of new Church
10
Identify what to expect in the long-term masterplan

A full report is available for you to view below. You may wish to read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on these key themes.

Westmead Catholic Community Advisory panel

The advisory panel provides advice to the Diocese and the project team on planning for the Westmead Catholic Community. It is one mechanism to ensure that planning reflects quality input from a range of members of the community.

The panel plays an advisory role in considering the future options and considerations for Westmead Catholic Community. The advisory panel is not be a decision-making body.

The process is designed to bring together a range of people with a diversity of views from a broad cross section of the community, to discuss and provide guidance on options for the precinct. The advisory panel is not intended to be statistically representative of the community nor does it represent the project team. The advisory panel provides input and consideration into proposed masterplan options.

Get in Touch

Contact Us

For further information or to share your ideas, contact us by phone or email:
(02) 9840 5600
communityliaison@parra.catholic.edu.au

Send us a message

Have Your Say

Parishioners, Parents, students, staff and community will be invited to participate in discussions during consultation during the entire project.

Phase one of consultation was completed in Term 4, 2019.

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