The structural steelwork required to build the new $100 million school in Whyalla will be sourced locally from the Whyalla Steel Mill, which is set to created jobs and boost the local economy.
Up to $3.5 million will be injected into the local industry for the supply and installation of 650 tonnes of steel that will form the structure of the new school.
Concept designs for the school were released in October and promise to deliver modern, state-of-the-art school infrastructure catering 1500 local students in Years 7 to 12.
The school will replace Edward John Eyre, Stuart and Whyalla high schools. Construction is anticipated to commence in early to mid-2020, with the school opening in 2022.
Education Minister John Gardner said the announcement was a significant boost for the local economy that will support jobs.
“This major project will deliver contemporary school infrastructure to South Australian students, create jobs in the local Whyalla community and contribute to South Australia’s economic growth,” said Minister Gardner.
“This new school will be an iconic landmark for the community, with a design that we hope will set the agenda for what learning in a regional school can look like in the future.