Site confirmed for new Jerrabomberra High School
The new high school in Jerrabomberra is another step closer to becoming a reality, with Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro today confirming the site for the new school.
Mr Barilaro said the high school will be located on Lanyon Drive, Jerrabomberra, in close proximity to both the South Jerrabomberra Innovation Precinct and Jerrabomberra Public School.
“I’m so proud that the NSW Government is getting on with its promise to deliver a public high school in Jerrabomberra. This new school will benefit generations to come,” Mr Barilaro said.
“As a parent and a Jerrabomberra resident, I know how much of a difference this will make to local families. The school will initially cater for up to 500 students with room for more as the region continues to grow.
“No longer will our children be facing the long commute across the border to school into the ACT, meaning more quality time at home with family and friends and more opportunities to take up extra-curricular activities.”
Mr Barilaro added that the new high school will be delivered using modern methods of construction which includes off-site manufacturing and on-site assembly of building components.
“This innovative building method means the on-site construction phase for this new high school will take a matter of months, not years, ensuring students will be sitting down in classrooms on day one, term one, 2023,” Mr Barilaro said.
Minister Mitchell welcomed confirmation of the site and the opportunities the project will offer students in the community.
“A new high school means new learning opportunities for our students and I’m thrilled to see this progress towards building the new high school in Jerrabomberra,” Ms Mitchell said.
“The Department of Education has now lodged a Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) application request, which is an important step in the statutory approvals process for the new high school project.”
The 4.5 hectare site for the new school has been dedicated to the Department of Education via a Voluntary Planning Agreement.
The NSW Government is investing $7 billion over the next four years, continuing its program to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools to support communities across NSW. This is the largest investment in public education infrastructure in the history of NSW.
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