Kambala is planning to revitalise school facilities to enhance the historic campus and continue to care, nurture and prepare young women for life today and beyond school.
The School’s plans include a new multi-purpose sports, wellbeing and learning precinct that will provide students with state-of-the-art facilities to boost their personal, intellectual and physical development. The new precinct is planned at the site of the existing oval adjacent to New South Head Road, and involves replacement of the current oval, rooftop tennis and multisport courts.
Under the plans, a previously approved proposal for a large building above the music block, adjacent to New South Head Road, will not be built. Instead the new plans will ensure neighbouring properties maintain important harbour views.
“This is an important milestone for Kambala, this dynamic multi-purpose precinct will ensure Kambala continues to thrive as a vibrant and nurturing environment for past, present and future girls to excel in their chosen fields,” explained School Principal, Shane Hogan.
A State Significant Development Application (SSDA) will be lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in mid 2020. Pending approval, construction is anticipated to commence in mid 2021 and take approximately 18 months. Kambala is consulting with near residents and the school community as it prepares its plans.
Designed by award winning architects Allen Jack and Cottier, the upgrades will include fitness facilities, one indoor multipurpose sports hall, flexible learning spaces and refurbishment of the existing music building.
“Since 1913, Kambala has had a strong history and connection with Rose Bay. Over the past 100 years we have strived to respect our neighbours, and these plans will ensure we continue to protect and enhance our beautiful historic campus and strengthen our relationships with our community and our neighbours,” continued Mr Hogan.
Kambala recognises that traffic is a high priority for neighbours. The School will continue to manage traffic with staggered drop-off and pick-up times as well as follow a traffic management plan developed for the construction period.
Kambala is committed to keeping near neighbours informed of its plans. Information updates will be circulated, and a community information session will be held in coming months.
Kambala is an independent, Anglican early learning, primary and secondary day and boarding school for girls, located in Rose Bay.