A diverse range of housing, home businesses and other employment opportunities will facilitate a socially diverse population which will also be served by schools and child care centres.
We have a Community Plan that sets out the community facilities that will support the township. These include the Club Googong facilities, along with parks, playgrounds, a pool, sports grounds, and walking and cycle trails. There will be a library in the Town Centre and a fire station to serve the town and the region.
We have also appointed a community development officer to help our new residents form social networks. There will be social events to help new neighbours meet each other and, as the township grows, activities like playgroups and special interest groups will be encouraged. We want to ensure that all new residents are welcomed and become active members of the Googong community.
Schools provide an important focus for community building. The Anglican School Googong opened for its first students in 2015, and currently takes enrolments for students from Early Learning to year seven. It will eventually grow to take students all the way to year 12. We’re also talking with the NSW Department of Education about providing two public school sites within the Googong. You can read more about Googong’s plans for schools here