The new buildings will incorporate the latest energy efficiency, ecological sustainability and IT practices.
The upgrade’s design process will include options for:
- new classrooms
- visual arts and science labs
- woodwork and metalwork
- food technology
- library, performance and canteen facilities
- training facilities and playing fields.
The Hunter Infrastructure and Investment Fund will contribute $5.3 million towards the upgrade.
Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli, welcomed the extra funding.
“This is wonderful news for Hunter Sports High, which is clearly in need of a major upgrade. I am sure the entire school community – including parents, teachers and, most importantly, students – will be very happy to know this work will begin soon,” Mr Piccoli said.
Member for Charlestown Dr Andrew Cornwell said the 800 plus student school had been in a state of disrepair since it was badly damaged in the Newcastle Earthquake in 1989.
Construction should commence in September 2015, with an anticipated completion date in January 2017.