Plans lodged for new high school in Jerrabomberra
Plans have been lodged for a new high school in Jerrabomberra to accommodate around 500 students and meet the growing needs of the community.
Deputy Premier Paul Toole, Minister for Regional Youth Bronnie Taylor, Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell and Member for Monaro John Barilaro were in Jerrabomberra today at the site of the new high school to announce the State Significant Development application has now been lodged with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE).
“This moves us another step closer to getting shovels in the ground and having this new high school ready for students to sit down in brand new classrooms from day one, term one of 2023,” Mr Toole said.
“Investment in new school infrastructure is part of our vision for a safer, stronger regional NSW and ensuring families have access to the educational facilities they deserve.”
Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the new school would deliver state-of-the-art facilities for the local region.
“We know how important schools are to local communities, and this investment will deliver benefits not just for our students, but for the entire region,” Ms Mitchell said.
“Using the latest building technology we will be able to construct high quality schools faster than ever before. This involves creating the majority of the building off-site then assembling it on the school site.”
The new school will include 25 learning spaces, including three support-learning spaces, a new covered outdoor learning area (COLA), library, multipurpose hall, green space, sports courts and administrative facilities.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the new high school in Jerrabomberra would serve the region for years to come.
“This school will be a game changer for the local community and I am so proud to be delivering on my promise to the students of Jerrabomberra,” Mr Barilaro said.
“When the NSW Nationals make a commitment to the community we always follow through. This school will benefit students for generations to come and ensure our kids can live, learn and play in their own community.
“I can’t wait to see students sitting down in classrooms in this new high school on day one, term one, 2023.”
The 4.5 hectare site will initially cater for up to 500 students with the school set to grow as the region continues to expand.
The SSD application is currently on public exhibition and will close on 9 December. Find out how to provide feedback.
The community can also visit a virtual information room to learn more about the project. The virtual information room will be live from 9 am Wednesday 24 November 2021 to 5 pm Tuesday 30 November 2021.
The NSW Government is investing $7.9 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver 215 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.