Sydney private school’s $108m expansion plan exposes education funding inequity, advocate says

MLC school in Burwood overfunded by $2.7m in 2024, figures revealed in Senate show, making it among 40% of private schools overfunded by commonwealth

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A prestigious Sydney school is being criticised over a controversial proposal for a $108m performing arts and sports development, with public education advocates saying the application lays bare the inequity of overfunding the private system.

The “state significant development” lodged with the New South Wales Department of Planning by MLC school in Burwood includes an expansion of its existing aquatic centre and a performing arts and sports centre. The proposal is in its preliminary planning stage.

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