Whyalla Gains Through Funding Of New High School

Whyalla Gains Through Funding Of New High School

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall

New $100 Million Whyalla High School To Deliver Stronger Futures

Victor P Taffa

Marshall Government has today announced it will fund a new $100 Million secondary school in Whyalla.

“This is a major investment into the Whyalla community and a clear demonstration that the Marshall Government is committed to supporting regional South Australia.” Premier Steven Marshall said.

“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.”

Whyalla High School will accommodate 1,500 students in Years 7 to 12 and will be located on Nicolson Avenue in the Whyalla Norrie district.

Brand new 7-12 facility will replace Whyalla’s existing 3 ageing high school campuses. 2 of the current campuses offer years 8-10, with one providing years 11-12.

Build will be managed by the State Government as a Capital Works project through a competitive tender process.

New school is expected to be complete with the first students commencing in 2022.

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 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.” Premier Marshall said.

“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.”