The Federal Government is concerned about the planned demolition of the BER (Building the Education Revolution) funded library at Mowbray Public School. The Library was built four years ago.
The reason the Library is slated for demolition is to allow for a redevelopment of the school to provide badly needed student places on the Lower North Shore. There will be a new (better) library in the new school.
Mowbray School is unique on the North Shore with its amount of open space. The new plans seek to retain the trees and other open space (such as the oval). If the library was retained the amount of open space on the site would be reduced.
SEE related comment below from the NSW Minister of Education