Communities across the state are continuing to adapt to restrictions in place to protect against COVID-19, with a new online survey to give people their say.

The new primary school being planned for Googong is another step closer, with an online survey launched to give the community an opportunity to have their say.

NSW Nationals Member for Monaro and Deputy Premier John Barilaro said it was an exciting opportunity for Googong and surrounds.

“This online consultation process is a first, with the Googong project being the one to pilot test this new way to consult,” Mr Barilaro said.

“It is so important the community guides us when it comes to creating this new school and I am encouraging everyone to get involved.”

The survey consists of 10 short questions asking participants for their opinion on what the internal spaces and external spaces should look like and include. This feedback will be used to further develop the concept design.

Mr Barilaro said that there has been a lot interest from the Googong community already.

“We’re working hard to deliver a unique school specifically for the community, and it is vital the community plays a role in guiding what this new school will look like,” Mr Barilaro said.

“I encourage parents, students and other community members to put their best ideas forward through this survey.”

In the Queanbeyan-Palerang region there are a total of 11 School Infrastructure projects funded by the NSW Nationals in Government, with both Finigan Distance Education and Queanbeyan East Public School already completed.

Karabar High School and Queanbeyan High School upgrade projects will also be completed by the end of the year.