July 2017 project update

Progress summary


Since the last project update, progress has continued on the design of the school with the ongoing development of the schematic design. The schematic design process will be developed incorporating feedback from the investigations undertaken to date, information booths and wider consultation with both key stakeholders and the wider community.

An ‘Agricultural Working Group', consisting of key agricultural education stakeholder,s has been established to understand what agricultural enterprises could be implemented at the new school to reflect the needs of the curriculum, and the provisional list of school agricultural enterprises currently being considered including:

  • Beef cattle
  • Stud cattle
  • Sheep (wool and meat)
  • Growth piggery
  • Poultry (free range)
  • Bees (honey)
  • Worm farming
  • Mushroom farming
  • Vegetable gardens
  • Flower gardens
  • Sown crops
  • Native plants
  • Hydroponics
  • Green house/hot house

This list is indicative and will be refined during the schematic design phase, with direction from the ‘Agricultural Working Group'.

The Historical Working Group is in the process of being arranged to consult with the existing Hurlstone Agricultural High School to determine and agree the extent of memorabilia and artefacts which could potentially be transferred, or replicated, at the new facility.

Aerial view of potential layout
Image: Aerial view of potential layout at the new Hurlstone Agricultural High School.

Artist impression of school entranceImage: Artist impression of school entrance at the new Hurlstone Agricultural High School.

Next steps and key events


The project team will continue to develop the design through to schematic design stage. This stage will explore the school facility requirements in greater depth. Further consultation workshops with staff and key stakeholders to further inform the design process will be established.


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