AS the community protest grows, the Department of Education has explained why a block of land in Mollymook is now on the market.
"The Department of Education has decided to sell the site at 98 Garside Road, Mollymook as the site is surplus to education needs," a Department of Education spokesperson said.
The good news is that when the need arises the government will be able to meet future educational demands.
"The department owns alternative land in the region for future educational requirements," the spokesperson said.
The majority of the signs are along environmental lines and one impressive sign shows some of the bird species that live on the block.
"Prior to the endorsement of the sale of the land, the department commissioned an ecological assessment of the site, which noted the ecological value of the site and provided recommendations on mitigation measures for any potential future development," the spokesperson said.
"Any future purchaser of the site who proposes a development will need to implement appropriate measures that will require approval from Shoalhaven Council under their development application process."
The department spokesperson then explained the process that led to the land being put up for sale.
"Changing circumstances, such as demographic fluctuations inform the department's approach to the sale and acquisition of land," the spokesperson said.
"The net proceeds from the sale of surplus assets are reinvested in education infrastructure across the state.
"The department constantly monitors population and development trends so it can meet enrolment needs in schools across NSW.
"The department regularly consults with relevant departments and agencies such as the DPIE and local councils.
"In cases of sustained and stable enrolment increases, the department provides additional permanent facilities, or new schools, as necessary."
The land is listed for auction on Wednesday March 10 in Wollongong.