Cranbrook School Upgrade Approved 

04 October 2019

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has approved a $125 million redevelopment of Cranbrook School, located at Bellevue Hill in Sydney’s east.

The Department’s Executive Director Infrastructure - Planning and Assessment David Gainsford said the proposed development is a great example of how we can provide open space in creative ways with the inclusion of over 900 square metres of rooftop lawn.

“Upgrades also include a new aquatic and fitness centre with a 50m swimming pool, theatre, performance rooms, assembly hall, dining area, chapel and 11 new classrooms equipped with the latest in wireless technology to support learning,” Mr Gainsford said.


Artists impression of redevelopment of Cranbrook School.

“A new on-campus, underground car park and a new pick-up and drop-off zone within the existing internal driveway will remove cars from residential streets, improve access to street parking for nearby residents and visitors and ease traffic congestion around the school in morning and afternoon peak times.”

Cranbrook School Headmaster Nicholas Sampson welcomed the approval, saying the upgrade will enable the school to renew its aging campus infrastructure, some of which was constructed nearly 70 years ago.

“This once in a generation project will provide new, improved facilities for students and teachers now and into the future, delivering state-of-the-art teaching and learning spaces along with upgraded sporting and cultural facilities which will better support Cranbrook in providing world class, well-rounded education to its students,” Mr Sampson said.

Construction is expected to begin later this year.

More information can be found on the Planning Portal website,




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