Revealing plans for Budawang Special School's relocation to the Shoalhaven Anglican School site, Premier Gladys Berejiklian and South Coast MP Shelley Hancock are adamant the rest of the site will not be sold.
Plans for Budawang were revealed on Tuesday afternoon, as Mrs Hancock gave the Premier a brief tour of the block of land.
Senior Project Director for School Infrastructure NSW Neville Abbott explained the plans, which also designated the remaining Shoalhaven Anglican School site for future educational use.
The detailed plans outline that Budawang School for Specific Purposes located in Ulladulla will be relocated to the former Anglican school site in Milton.
Premier Berejiklian said more than 30 students would benefit from the relocation with enrolments expected to increase over the next two years.
"Students in the South Coast will benefit from the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW," said Ms Berejiklian.
"We want to ensure that every child, no matter where they are from, has access to a top quality education."
The plans for the Budawang School include an administration block, a hydrotherapy pool facility to cater to students with disabilities, a hall, a covered outdoor learning area and seven learning spaces.
"There will also be a drop off and pick up on the main road and a really nice courtyard and play area," said Mr Abbott.
The plan will allow for the possible expansion to 10 learning spaces if needed in the future.
Mrs Hancock acknowledged the importance of the project for the community.
"I share the community's excitement and look forward to the school starting to take shape," said Mrs Hancock.
"We want to provide a unique new school with modern facilities, tailored specifically to the needs of the students and this community."
Mrs Hancock reassured the rest of the site would not be sold and would be used for education purposes.
"The remainder of the site will not be sold and the NSW Government will continue working with local school communities to identify its future use for education purposes," said Mrs Hancock.
"This is such a beautiful site for a school."
"What's really important is Shelley came to me and she wanted to make sure the rest of the site is used for educational purposes," Ms Berejiklian said.
Mrs Hancock said "it won't be long" for the plans for the Budawang School for Specific Purposes to get underway. As for the rest of the site, she said they were "somewhat delayed" due to the department being focused on Budawang.
"Now we've got to start those conversations with our community, with our principals, to say 'What do we want to do with this site?' and we have to come to a conclusion that everyone is happy with," Mrs Hancock said.
"It may be a second high school, it may be a junior school, it may be a technical college. But we have to start determining what it will be."
Ms Berejiklian and Mrs Hancock said they had started discussions with principals on Tuesday.
The next steps for the relocation of the Budawang School is to submit the State Significant Development Application (SSD), award the construction contract and continue consultation with the local community.
Mrs Hancock said it was important that the community continued to share their thoughts, concerns and ideas about the project.