21 July 2021

Site for Jerrabomberra school announced, 2023 deadline set

| Kim Treasure
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Aerial view of Jerrabomberra

A map outlining the site for the new high school in Jerrabomberra. Image: Supplied.

A site has been announced for a high school to service the growing population in Jerrabomberra, with students expected to be sitting down in new classrooms by term one 2023.

Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the new high school would be located on Lanyon Drive, Jerrabomberra, close 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,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This new school will benefit generations to come.

“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.”

The new school will mean students can be educated closer to home, and building methods that include off-site manufacturing and on-site assembly of building components will deliver the infrastructure in months.

“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 said.

NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell welcomed confirmation of the site and the opportunities the project would 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 to deliver more than 200 new and upgraded schools across NSW.

Original Article published by Kim Treasure on The RiotACT.

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