Master Plan

The Holt Student Accommodation Project Update

11 January 2024

I am pleased to advise that in a decision handed down on 22 December 2023 the Land and Environment Court of NSW determined that consent for the Holt Student Accommodation Project would be granted subject to the finalisation of certain conditions.

The decision, which follows legal proceedings commenced in early 2022, is an important step forward for the project.

The Holt Student Accommodation Project will deliver a unique learning experience for Frensham students and inspire a lifelong respect for the natural environment. It is an exciting opportunity for the School and the students. 

We anticipate final orders will be made later this month. We will keep you updated on the next steps on this project once we know more.

Geoff Marsh
Head of Frensham
Head of Frensham Schools

Frensham Schools Development Projects

We understand there is a high level of community interest in the growth and development of Frensham Schools. 

In December 2019, Frensham lodged three DAs simultaneously with Wingecarribee Shire Council. 

In May 2020, the Staff Accommodation Project was approved to proceed. This project is now complete.

In July 2020, the Indoor Sports Hall was approved to proceed, and the project is due to complete in March 2024.

The Student Accommodation Project (the “Holt Project”) is an ambitious venture, seeking to create a unique residential, bush campus facility for Frensham students. It builds on our commitment to leadership and innovation and will form an important part of a sophisticated community of practice in Character Education. The carefully designed proposal creates opportunities for Frensham students to engage meaningfully in learning about, and caring for, this unique area without adverse ecological impact. 

Further information about these projects will be posted on this page as they are available. 

We remain committed to ensuring our students, parent community, alumnae and wider members of the community are kept informed of this project, and we welcome any further questions or feedback via