The Marshall Liberal Government has today announced it will fund a new $100 million secondary school in Whyalla.
The new school will accommodate 1500 students in Years 7 to 12 and will be located on Nicolson Avenue in the Whyalla Norrie district.
The brand new 7-12 facility will replace Whyalla’s existing three ageing high school campuses. Two of the current campuses offer years 8-10, with one providing years 11-12.
The build will be managed by the State Government as a Capital Works project through a competitive tender process.
The new school is expected to be complete with the first students commencing in 2022.
The location between the Whyalla UniSA and TAFE campuses will provide students with a strong link to further study options and will attract students from outside Whyalla to the school.
Premier Steven Marshall, who is visiting Whyalla today, said the announcement was a significant investment into the future of the region.
“This is a major investment into the Whyalla community and a clear demonstration that the Marshall Liberal Government is committed to supporting regional South Australia,” said Premier Marshall.
“This is a major infrastructure project that will deliver modern, state of the art facilities for Whyalla students, create jobs in the local Whyalla community and contribute to the state’s economic growth.
“We have confidence in the future of Whyalla, and we are committed to supporting the region’s young people with the best possible education facility.
“The Education Department has undertaken significant community consultation to inform the plans for the school, and we know the community shares the Government’s ambition to improve education outcomes in the region.
“The new school will be designed to reflect modern educational environments and will focus heavily on supporting future skills needs that lead to jobs.
“Whyalla has been advocating for this new high school for several years, and the Liberal Government is pleased to finally deliver what the region needs.”