The Ministry of Education has purchased a 5.6ha property in Wainui that is expected to enable a new college or primary school to be built.
The Ministry has been looking for a site for a new school to cater for growth in the region for some time, and until now the location has been kept under wraps.
Recently the Ministry confirmed that it bought the property at 37 Upper Orewa Road in May for $5.7 million.
Head of education infrastructure service, Kim Shannon, says the site was purchased with the needs of the 4000-home Milldale residential development in mind.
“We secured this site to meet future educational requirements for the Milldale residential development which, at this stage, we expect to include a new primary school and secondary school for the area,” Ms Shannon says.
A site within Milldale has already been set aside for a primary school and the development is also in-zone for Wainui School.
The rural land that the Ministry has purchased currently includes a 3-bedroom home, six paddocks and a barn.