Parramatta Public School and Arthur Phillip High School

Parramatta Public School and Arthur Phillip High School

Client Department of Education
LGA City of Parramatta Council
Size 207 Residential Units
31,306 sqm for Both School Sites
Value Over $110,000,000 (AUD)
Sector School
Community Use
Service State Significant Development

Team Members

Adam Coburn
Lauren McMahon


The proposal is for a State Significant Development (SSD) for the redevelopment of Parramatta Public School (PPS) and Arthur Phillip High School (APHS). The SSD application involves the creation of new teaching and learning spaces, alterations and additions to existing facilities and associated demolition and landscape works. The redevelopment of the PPS site will incorporate the erection of a 4-storey U-shaped building and adaptive re-use of two heritage items which will accommodate 1,000 students. The redevelopment of the APHS site will incorporate a state of the art ‘vertical school’ which is 17 storeys high and associated recreational facilities which will accommodate a total of 2,000 students.

Scope of Works

Mecone has been involved in providing urban planning services which have included:

  • Preparing preliminary planning advice for the SSD application;
  • Attending meetings with key stakeholders for the application;
  • Preparing an Environmental Impact Assessment which addresses the Secretary’s Environment Assessment Requirements;
  • Preparing a Clause 4.6 variation to the building height controls in the Local Environmental Plan; and
  • Assisting with the approval process of the SSD application.



Project sheet (PDF)

Image courtesy of Grimshaw Architects and BVN.

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