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Willoughby council backs plan for new school on dive site

Willoughby City Council has backed a proposal to advocate for a local dive site to be used for open space and a new school.

Council says it has advocated for the return of the Sydney Metro Dive Site, at the corner of Pacific Highway and Mowbray Road, to the public since 2018 and wants all candidates standing for election for Willoughby at the State Election to be aware of its position.

“The NSW Government’s call for expressions of interest for a new precinct at the Chatswood dive site presents an opportunity for Council to continue to raise awareness of much needed additional open space and  educational facilities for our community,” it said in a statement.

“The revitalised precinct will see the development of new homes, as well as new open public space with some of the area retained for Sydney Metro use.”

Council says both Chatswood Public School and Chatswood High School have reported to exceed their cap over the last few years with enrolment numbers continuing to grow.

It says additional education facilities and open space will meet the increasing demand for quality public education and ease pressure on existing schools and open spaces in Chatswood.

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