School Infrastructure NSW is responsible for delivering new school buildings, major upgrades and maintenance strategies that will ensure every school-aged child has access to high quality education facilities at their local public school. ConnellGriffin was appointed to developed strategic and final business cases for four highprofile infrastructure planning projects.
School Infrastructure NSW sought to investigate and evaluate the opportunities, costs and benefits of investing in world class, contemporary agricultural education for students across NSW. ConnellGriffin was appointed as Senior Project Director for the following infrastructure planning projects:
All four projects are highly contentious locally and have attracted media coverage, negative community sentiment and Ministerial announcements. Each project involves complex stakeholder management issues, collaboration across multiple state government agencies and the management of multidisciplinary project teams to deliver final business cases within set budgets and timeframes.
ConnellGriffin was appointed to lead a multi-disciplinary team of educational experts and specialist consultants for the development strategic and final business cases for submission to NSW Treasury. The work involves significant interface management of multiple stakeholders within the Department of Education, school community and state government, and requires strict application of project governance to control project scope and to deliver within the project budgets and timeframes
Centre of Excellence in Agricultural Education
A new residential Centre of Excellence in agricultural education will be co-located on the Western Sydney University (WSU) Hawkesbury campus. The Centre will be accessible by all NSW students and teachers. It will have a strong focus on peri-urban agriculture and industry partnerships, enabling immersion into shared educational research programs and clearly articulated career pathways into the agricultural sector.
Western Sydney and in particular the Hawkesbury region, has been identified as the preferred location for innovation andinvestment in agricultural education, given its rich history in agriculture and agricultural education.
WSU’s AgriPark (Hawkesbury Campus) brings together the University’s key agricultural, agri-business, STEM and innovation-themed academic and professional technical expertise. It is also home to WSU’s world-renowned Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment and National Protected Cropping facility. The partnerships between Dept.of Education, TAFE, researchers and industry being developed on the Hawkesbury Campus are essential in driving the future direction of the industry.
ConnellGriffin’s role and responsibilities include:
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